This blog’s focus is God’s care that nourishes and strengthens through times of joy and times of challenge. He wants all of his creation to sing knowing that, ultimately, He desires that we trust him.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
The Night Watch
“Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain,
to the place where you dwell” (Psalm 43:3).
Many members of my family worked in law enforcement. Their preference was working the night shift as there was more action during those hours.
For me, there are times the night hours easily bring fears that make me long for the light of day. In the quiet of the night’s dark hours, fighting afflictions can be harder - not any action I find preferable!
Yet I am told in Scripture that my God never sleeps or slumbers. He is an ever present help in time of trouble. The Old Testament speaks of the twenty-four hour watchmen on the high towers, trained with keen eyes to keep the enemy forces outside the city gates, be it day or night. As the men in my family worked, trying to keep safe those who were preyed upon at night, I have the One who is deeply watchful from without and within me. He is light - a light that dispels darkness.
To whom or what will I give in when the night watch becomes a deep valley of challenge? I want to focus on the One who will lead me up and out of the dark, dampening any enemy schemes.
O Comforter with keen eyes!
You are my watchmen bringing your light and lightness. from “Feathered Whispers from God’s Heart”