Light and Salvation

Wednesdays: The Psalms
Psalm 27

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The psalmist stitches together a variety of pleas flowing from a heart intimate with God. The opening twofold question loosens you to respond in abandoned prayer.

The psalm is one of my favorites; may it bring you comfort. There is joy in every verse moving from the images of security and protection from the Lord. The psalm will remind you of Psalm 23 as David experiences confidence in the presence of enemies, and the joy of dwelling in the house of the Lord.

In The Bible Through the Seasons Wednesdays are usually days when the readings are shorter. Spend time reading and re-reading the psalms. Review previous days’ readings, or catch up, if you want.

Just as Wednesday is the link between the first and second parts of the week, so do the psalms bond Jewish, Christian as well as Muslim Scriptures.

The Reading for Today
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Bible Breaths
What are these?
You’re my light and salvation v. 1
You set me high on a rock. v. 5
Seeking the face of the Lord v. 8
Waiting for You, Lord Jesus v. 14

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This is the sixth of thirteen weeks in Pentecost, Year A.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Wednesdays are dedicated to the Psalms,
one each week over the three-year cycle.

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2 thoughts on “Light and Salvation

  1. Wednesdays are one of my favorite days of reading. I’ve read this Psalm over several times this morning, and with each read the words reflect different thoughts into my heart and mind. 

    I am once again in the midst of health concerns for family members.  My initial reaction to both these situations was fear. I’ve found that once I process it, I can move on and my faith takes over. I know that God is working in these situations.  But, I struggle in knowing “the right words” to say to bring them comfort…and also to strengthen their faith. I feel so overwhelmed at times as they reach out to me for strength and for direction.  I pray that everything will be ok. We have to pass through this, step by step, but knowing the Lord is walking alongside us and sometimes carrying us.

    As the days go by, I have moments of anxiety, and at those times I reach to my bible breaths or familiar scripture passages which anchor me back to God.  

    “The Lord is my light and my salvation- so why should I be afraid?….” 



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