"Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart."
(Psalm 97:11 NIV)
A good friend of mine told me long ago in a meditation, that she had been wandering down a long, black tarmac road. As she walked there and saw the darkness in front of her, she thought it symbolized her dreary life at that moment. The road ahead seemed endless, and permeated by darkness.
Suddenly she discovered that the asphalt that appeared so black and gloomy, actually consisted of small, small stones, that if one gazed at them carefully, actually shifted in the most diverse and beautiful colors. Then she remembered what is written in today's scripture. It says almost verbatim that light is sown for the righteous, and suddenly she could see with different eyes, anew, the path of life she had in front of her.
Lord help me today to discover and take advantage of the light and joy that you have sown for me. Thank You for blessings both small and great.