Text: “With God on my side I’m fearless, afraid of no one and nothing.” Psalm 27:1 The
Scripture Reading: Psalm 27
I am sure you, like I, have been thinking a great deal about life and purpose these past weeks of the Stay at Home order. In so many conversations, I have heard people talking about what they are going to do after the quarantine has been lifted and/or about the changes they wish to make in their personal lives. One person said, “I want to be more proactive.”
It is here I find comfort in the affirmation that comes from Psalm 27:1, reminding me that I can face the future with faith and hope, knowing God is always there with me…that I don’t need to be timid about moving forward.
There is a poem by Jack London I like a great deal. I think it speaks to living life fully and abundantly with faith and courage. I would like to share it with you today:
I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather my sparks should burn out in a blaze
Than it should be stifled by dry rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor,
Every atom of me in magnificent glow.
Than an asleep and permanent planet.
The proper function of humankind is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.
Surrounded by the steadfast love and presence of God, I hope your day today is filled with goodness and good cheer.
God, I ask you to be with me today in such a way that I am able to live today fully, abundantly, faithfully, and courageously. Amen.