How happy are the people who worship you with songs, who live in the light of your kindness!” (Psalm 89:15, GNB)

I like the way the GNB translates this verse.  Living in the light of God’s kindness bringing happiness is as vivid a metaphor as I can think of for the joy and delight followers of Christ have in the new relationship we have with God.

It was God’s kindness that saw that man was helpless, condemned and worthy of death if he did not take action.  It was God’s kindness that sent Christ to the cross in our place.  It was God’s kindness that raised him from the dead and it is God’s kindness that gives us salvation through faith in Christ. God’s kindness sustains us in all things in all ways at all times for all of eternity.

And that, dear reader, is why those of us who live in the light of God’s kindness are happy and blessed.

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