Reflecting on God’s Word …

Shine upon us!

Psalm 80:1-7 NLT

[1] Please listen, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph’s descendants like a flock. O God, enthroned above the cherubim, display your radiant glory

[2] to Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh. Show us your mighty power. Come to rescue us!

[3] Turn us again to yourself, O God. Make your face shine down upon us. Only then will we be saved.

[4] O LORD God of Heaven’s Armies, how long will you be angry with our prayers?

[5] You have fed us with sorrow and made us drink tears by the bucketful.

[6] You have made us the scorn of neighboring nations. Our enemies treat us as a joke.

[7] Turn us again to yourself, O God of Heaven’s Armies. Make your face shine down upon us. Only then will we be saved.


God has indeed shone His face upon us! Jesus has come in the flesh and dwelt among us as one of us.

The one who is the true light, who gives life to everyone, was coming into the world. He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn-not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.

John 1:9-13 NLT

Let’s take a few moments to think on just how great God’s act of love is towards us.