You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust” (Psalm 91.1-2)
When I close my eyes, other than to sleep, sometimes, I so do to avoid beholding this world’s elemental miseries of natural calamity and human cruelty and my spiritual poverty etched in the deepest lines of my mirrored-countenance.
And when I close my eyes to evade all this, sometimes, I relish the darkness that, for me, implies Your presence; for You, Almighty One, always beyond my reason’s reach, my conceiving or comprehending, dwell in that shadow far-surpassing my fullest knowing.
Yea, O Lord, my God, You are Shadow; yet Your Darkness is brighter than the most brilliant light.
Therefore, always and only in You, come what may, come whene’er, come howe’er, I do not, I will not fear to make You my safest refuge, my trusted dwelling-place.
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