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With much of our days spent inside, our look out into the world is either through our screens, or our windows. Recently, I've been drawing our house blinds wider, letting the light in especially during midday. Now as I spend more days at home, I'm able to trace the path the sun more and the variations of light that fill rooms.
One ask of David in Psalm 13 is this prayer: "Give light to my eyes..." (v.3)
It's a simple request. But, the pre-requisite is the humble acknowledgement that what my eyes see now is dim, even dark.
Turn to God and ask him to give light to your eyes. And may our gracious God grant you enough so we see him with our hearts.
How long, Lord? This societal, personal isolation is grinding me slowly.
How long, Lord? Until the unknown becomes known to us.
Help us through this time. Give strength and peace for all who are weak.
Give light to our eyes, that we may see your unfailiing love.
In the grace of Christ we pray,