Psalm 42:3 Send out your light and your truth; they shall be my guide, to lead me to your holy mountain to the place where you dwell.
Light is necessary for growth. We all learned about photosynthesis in school. It’s the light that feeds the plants that creates oxygen for the rest of us.
The psalmist asks God to send out your light and your truth. God’s light is all around us showing the truth of what is happening in the world. The images coming from Ukraine are heart-stopping. I wonder how it is possible for this to keep happening. Perhaps the generation who lived through World War II just shake their heads.
I walk through my day aware of the conflict but not experiencing any real change except for the knowledge that this is happening and people are suffering.
We can make decisions to send financial support through vetted charities. We can lament what is happening. We can reinvigorate ourselves to fight the inequities we find in our own country, racism, and poverty. We can make sure we do our due diligence on the people we decide to vote for and we can make sure we do what is needed to keep our democracy alive.
It is the unnecessary destruction that is so disturbing.
God is present everywhere. We are on the Holy Moutain. We just need to be aware of the presence, of the light that helps us grow, and the truth that shall set us free. In the end, love will win.