Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 1-17-19

January 17, 2019

Psalm 36:5-10 New Living Translation (NLT)

As a continuation of our devotion from yesterday, Scripture teaches we need light in order to see.  In the beginning, our eyes were created to see God and to enjoy all that He created.  Sin brought dark or cloudy vision to human eyes; but God sent Jesus to roll the clouds away and bring sight to the spiritually blind—which is all humanity.  If we are living in the Light of God’s love and truth, we will be a people who are filled to overflowing with praise and joy.  In Christ is life and his life is the Light for humanity to see the glory of God in an otherwise dark world (1 John1:4).  

We are now able to see the goodness of God working in our lives and around us keeping us in his grace and care.  As well, we are able to see creation as his gift and to care for it and enjoy it.  If it has been awhile since you have taken time to enjoy a quiet time in God’s creation, then give yourself permission to go and watch a sunrise or sunset, listen to creation make joyful noises to the Creator, and allow creation to be a glorious gift to you from God’s goodness. 

Psalm 36:5-10

Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens;

    your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.

Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains,

    your justice like the ocean depths.

You care for people and animals alike, O Lord.

    How precious is your unfailing love, O God!

All humanity finds shelter

    in the shadow of your wings.

You feed them from the abundance of your own house,

    letting them drink from your river of delights.

For you are the fountain of life,

    the light by which we see.

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Pour out your unfailing love on those who love you;

    give justice to those with honest hearts.

Prayer:  Lord, you cause me to see the beauty of your presence with me every day.  Help me to pause daily and praise you for saving me, as well as thank you for opening my eyes to enjoy the fruit of your beautiful hands.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

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