Our friends in Tallahassee were treated to an incredible sight a few days ago. A meteor crashed through earth’s atmosphere lighting up the sky. The five seconds it took to streak across the night turned the whole area into daylight. One witness said it was if someone had turned on stadium lights! This chunk of space rock is called a “meteoroid” when floating in space. But as soon as it hits earth’s atmosphere it is called a “meteor.” And should it strike the surface it becomes a “meteorite.” In any case, the light it generates is impressive!
Today’s verse is a prayer for light. We need His light to guide us back to the altar, back to His presence. When we wander away it is easy to lose the way back to Him. Our souls become downcast and disturbed (verse 5). Without His light, everything seems somber, confusing, and even despairing. Disquieting thoughts and doubts keep us feeling alienated. But His light and His care brings us back into His comforting presence. It is at His altar that we find what we need. He is our joy and delight (verse 4).
How quickly it can get dark! But it does not have to stay that way. I have but to move back to His light-giving presence. His Word is that light to my feet, leading me back to Him (Psalm 119:105). Knowing Him better and better allows that light to grow inside (II Cor. 4:6). And with that light comes confidence and courage. Hope is reborn in His light! Darkness will not win.
Thank you Lord, that Your light brings me back to You!