Monday, 26 September 2011

Monday 26 September 2011


Luke 1

76 "And you, my little son,
  will be called the prophet of the Most High,
  because you will prepare the way for the Lord.
77 You will tell his people how to find salvation
  through forgiveness of their sins.
78 Because of God's tender mercy,
  the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us,
79 to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
  and to guide us to the path of peace."

Psalm 39

FOR JEDUTHUN, THE CHOIR DIRECTOR: A PSALM OF DAVID.

1 I said to myself, "I will watch what I do
  and not sin in what I say.
I will hold my tongue
  when the ungodly are around me."
2 But as I stood there in silence—
  not even speaking of good things—
  the turmoil within me grew worse.
3 The more I thought about it,
  the hotter I got,
  igniting a fire of words:
4 "LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be.
  Remind me that my days are numbered—
  how fleeting my life is.
5 You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand.
  My entire lifetime is just a moment to you;
  at best, each of us is but a breath."    Interlude

6 We are merely moving shadows,
  and all our busy rushing ends in nothing.
We heap up wealth,
  not knowing who will spend it.
7 And so, Lord, where do I put my hope?
  My only hope is in you.
8 Rescue me from my rebellion.
  Do not let fools mock me.
9 I am silent before you; I won't say a word,
  for my punishment is from you.
10 But please stop striking me!
  I am exhausted by the blows from your hand.
11 When you discipline us for our sins,
  you consume like a moth what is precious to us.
  Each of us is but a breath.    Interlude

12 Hear my prayer, O LORD!
  Listen to my cries for help!
  Don't ignore my tears.
For I am your guest—
  a traveler passing through,
  as my ancestors were before me.
13 Leave me alone so I can smile again
  before I am gone and exist no more.

You are so important to God. He send the light of the world to save us from the powers of darkness. Life is so short and we have so little time. Our lives is merely a breath, and we have so little time to allow God to use us to accomplish His plan. Let the light of Jesus shine through you today to clear away the darkness around us. Let this light shine bright enough to let others long for it.

To God be all the glory.