Tuesday, June 19, 2018


“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.”
Psalms 23:6 KJV

Pastor Alfred H. Ackley wrote a beautiful hymn about our precious Saviour “I Shall Dwell Forever There”.  I love these words.  “I shall walk the streets of the city of God With its tree of life so bright, so fair, There will be no night—Jesus is the light, I shall dwell forever there.”

We read in the Bible.  “And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof” (Revelation 21:23).  Yes, Jesus is our Light in the midst of a world filled with hatred and violence.  He is our Light when we go through dark valleys.

Someone said “We were in a cave and it was so dark I couldn’t see my hand”.  There are times when the darkness of despair and heartache try to overwhelm us but it is then that our precious Saviour shines His light brighter in our heart.  When we are discouraged and hurting, He illuminates the darkness.

If you are discouraged and feel like giving up, allow Jesus to shine His light in your heart.  We don’t have to go through this world alone.  We would never make it.  Thank God for our precious Saviour Who is with us all the time and cheers us on to victory when we feel like giving up.

Heavenly Father, thank You for Jesus, our Light in the midst of darkness and despair.  Jesus, thank You for never leaving me and for shining Your light in my heart.  I love You, Jesus, and I long to see You face to face and one day I will see You face to face.  In Jesus’ Name, I pray.  Amen.

Joanne Lowe
June 19, 2018

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