O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in him. O fear the Lord, you his holy ones, for those who fear him have no want.” vss. 8-9Psalm 34:1-10, 22
Today is All Saints Day, the festival set aside for remembering those who have moved from this life to the next, the ones who are said to rest from their labors. We all have memories of such persons, and sometimes our thoughts of them can bring tears–we miss them so very much! But it’s not only the saints of the church triumphant that we call to mind today–there are saints who are very much alive who have had a profound influence on us. They live all around us, in our neighborhoods and in our congregations, and they remind us regularly that their trust is in the Lord. Many have served the Lord Jesus through their entire lives and have regularly given of their time and energy in lifting up the lives of the needy. Some have seen tough times and their suffering is written on their brows and in the wrinkles of their faces. But they’re not complainers, and regularly testify to the goodness of the Lord. If you want, they will gladly tell you how they have been lifted up and given refuge by their Savior. They ask for nothing more than to walk humbly with their Lord for the rest of their days. These are the ones Jesus called, “the salt of the earth.”
Thought for the Day: The living saints who bless my life!