Thursday, April 14, 2011

Daily Light - April 14, 2011

Daily Light from the Lighthouse

"Save, Lord! May the King answer us when we call."
Psalm 20:9

A pauper. A peasant. A nobody. The least of the least. An individual whose social status hangs on the bottom wrung of society's standards. It isn't that there is anything strange or grotesque about him, but he is simply forgettable. When he walks into a room, no one notices, and when he leaves, it is as if he was never there. A visible being in a world that believes him to be invisible.
This is the opinion that many of us have of ourselves. We live this life for whatever time that we have been given and then we pass away. There are some in our immediate circle that notice, but for the most part our lives are a tale that is told and then forgotten. We don't make much of a difference in the lives of others even though we try, and often the lives we affect forget all about us when they go their own way. To dwell on life in such a way would make you understand the words of wise King Solomon, "Therefore I hated life...for all is vanity and grasping for the wind."
This may be what you think of your life, but there is One who thinks much differently. There is a God in Heaven that sees you as His precious creation. He gave you the life that you have for a purpose, and He knows that within Himself is the power to make you all that He wants you to be. Your life in Him is not a waste but instead a precious gift that keeps giving to others but more importantly to Him.
You, a nobody according to this world, have the ear of the Almighty King of Glory! When you cry, "Save, Lord!" all of Heaven leans forward to hear your heart. The merciful and compassionate Jehovah that saves mounts His pure, white horse to ride into your circumstances. He carries with Him the sword of His Word to defeat every foe that would seek to destroy your life. There is nothing that He has not permitted that He will allow to enter your life.
He does all of this so that we might bring Him the glory and praise that He deserves. He loves us of His own will and not because we are deserving. The King has chosen to reach out to the peasant and the pauper and extend His arm of amazing grace. Praise God that He does!
May you call upon the King today!

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