Fountain of Life and Light

How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures. For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light. (Psalm 36:7-9)

Such a luxurious description of Heaven is laid out for us in Psalm 36. Safety for those who have been hunted, provided under the steadfast powerful wings of the Almighty. An unending feasting at the table of the Lord for those who have known famine. Eternally satisfying drink for those spirits who have thirsted for their Savior. A fountain of life and the light of the Son purifying and illuminating all.

I can’t tell you how appealing this sounds to me. I am very weary this week. A fountain of life to dance in? Yes please. Light that doesn’t make my tired eyes squint and wish for a dim bedroom, but instead opens my eyes with new life to the beauty around me? Sure thing. A feast I don’t have to cook and an endless cheese board that I can eat without fear of calories? That’s definitely heavenly. And eternal safety in the sure protection of my Lord? Knowing I never again will worry or fear? This more than anything makes me want to shout “Come, Jesus. Come.”

I can taste all this in my times of worship and devotion with the Lord. I can feel the reassurance of His provision, the satisfaction and fullness that His presence brings and the security of His strength. But in this life, that taste fades quickly under the assault of Satan and our broken world. We are still fighting a battle, but in Heaven, the battle will be over and it will simply be eternal feasting in the presence of the Lord. The sense of safety will never waiver. The desperate thirst will never return and we will forget what it was ever like to hunger. We will participate in an eternal communion, feasting on what the Body and Blood of Jesus made real for us. Amen.
When I read this it blessed me. What a friend we have in Jesus all our sins and griefs to bear, what a privilege to carry, every thing to God in prayer. Today, may we feel the reassurance of His provision, the satisfaction and fulness that His presence brings and the security of His strength. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not (Galatians 6:9).
Have a wonderful day in The Lord!

Today’s Reading is Psalm 36