Thursday June 19 2014


ScripturePsalm 16
Key verse:  Psalm 16:11 “You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

Reflection: One of my daughters went through a phase when she was obsessed with the board game ‘Life’.  She wanted to play every day.  That summer every babysitter played ‘Life’ with her.  And, of course, my daughter usually won!

In the game, you move your piece around the board on a path of life.  You choose your career, you purchase a home, you might marry and have children.  In today’s psalm, we are told that God shows us the path of life.  The psalmist is reminding us that we live our lives in God’s presence and God will guide us on our journey.

We face choices every day.  Some of our choices are relatively mundane and others set the course of our lives, and we don’t always know the difference at first!  What might appear to be a coincidence may instead be the guidance of God.  Along the way we are called to trust that God is with us.  Attuning ourselves to God’s presence, through prayer and study, will deepen our faith.  We will know true joy, regardless of our circumstances, when we are aware of God’s presence with us.

Prayer: Loving God, my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices because you are with me.  You hold me in your hands.  You are always before me and always beside me.  Thank you.  Amen.

Author: Millie Snyder

[Scripture quotations are from New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved].


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