Psalm 119:57-58: “You are my portion, Lord; I have promised to obey your words. I have sought your face with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.”

Psalm 119 is a very special prayer. Divided into 22 subsections, each one begins with one of the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. The Heth-section of the Hebrew alphabet starts out with a profound statement (Psalm 119:57):

“You are my portion, Lord;”

Although the Lord gave us a big blue planet to live on, He is our portion, not the material world we live in. We are lost if we live in this world without realizing the love God has for us. Driving the point home at the end of the current paragraph, the Psalmist observes (Psalm 119:64):

“The earth is filled with your love, Lord;
    teach me your decrees.”

The earth is filled with God’s love. Sunrises and sunsets are like light symphonies He creates in the skies. None of these are the same. Depending on the amount of cloud cover and the angle of the Sun, the filtered light produces original artwork each day. Vividly displayed on the horizon we see color progressions from violet hues to pink, from orange to golden. Seems to me this is God’s love letter written in the skies.

Flowers growing in inhospitable places; fresh green grass pushing through scarred soil after devastating wildfires – the outdoors is like an open book where we can read up on our Creator. He is the Bread of Life that leaves bread crumbs everywhere. Following the trail of His bread crumbs we become seekers of the Lord. We will most certainly find Him when we look for Him because He wants to be found.

In a broken world with broken people we need to know that God does not change. He does not turn on us – He loves us the same as He always has and nothing can change that. Evil forces cannot turn the Lord. He is who He is and always will be: the light shining in the dark. We have seen the light when we notice Him.

We can distinguish the Lord in His children. God’s children are the light of the world because they stepped into His light. With every loving word spoken and each act of kindness as a token we experience God’s love all around us – a love that cannot be broken.

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