Friday, February 22
By Charlene Nevans
This psalm begins with a song of trust: “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?”
The psalmist reassures himself that his enemies cannot defeat him. He is confident that the Lord will protect him, and he will return to the temple to sing and pray and praise the Lord. In spite of adversaries who rise up against him, he believes that he will see “the goodness of the Lord” in his lifetime.
As we look around ourselves today, we wonder what it will take to bring peace to our world, and we often feel small and powerless. Yet, we pray for guidance, and for the courage to be peacemakers in our own families and communities. We know that God is with us as we visit those who are alone, sick, or in pain. We feel God’s spirit among us as we join with others to address the problems of hunger and illiteracy. We want to bring “the goodness of the Lord” into the world in our lifetime.
Lord, help me to follow your light, listen for your voice,
and be your hands and feet
in the world.