“Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name. Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me. Redeem me from human oppression, that I may obey your precepts. Make your face shine on your servant and teach me your decrees.” Psalm 119:132-135
We know the way it feels when someone shines his or her face on us. We can feel the warmth, the love, that is beaming out of their eyes, even if no words are spoken.
We also know the way it feels if someone looks with darkness and storm clouds hovering. And again, no words even need be spoken. The look is enough to communicate the anger.
Praise the Lord, God’s look is filled with tender mercy. When we come to Him and ask for Him to turn to us, He shines His face on us with all the love and warmth of the universe. And there is no place sweeter than the light of God’s loving look.
Today Lord, I turn to You and walk in the light of Your face.