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Joy and Hope

“For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light” (Psalm 36:9, ESV). David continues to declare the love and kindness of God in poetic imagery. From his picture of God as a bird sheltering its young under its wings (v.7), he speaks of God as a host providing abundantly, and of God’s blessings as a river of refreshment (v.8). God is the source of life and light (v.9), the everlasting hope of mankind. Joy and hope come from God, the Lord of light and life. He who created life is able to give life to those dead in sin, and relief to those who are burdened and oppressed; He who spoke light into being is able to give light to the lost, and lead us safely home to Himself. In Christ, God’s children need fear no death or darkness. In all our troubles, He is able to see us through.

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