Psalm 16 has long been one of my favorite scripture passages:
v.8b. . . “because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also dwells secure. 10 For thou dost not give me up to Sheol, or let thy godly one see the Pit. 11 Thou dost show me the path of life; in thy presence there is fullness of joy, in thy right hand are pleasures for evermore. (Psalm 16:8b-11, RSV)
Since the calendar shows that January 18th is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I’d like to include a quote here from MLK, Jr. which seems to fit in well with these verses. I found it in a church newsletter 20 years ago.
“So I say to you, seek God and discover Him and make Him a power in your life. Without Him all of our efforts turn to ashes and our sunrises into darkest nights. Without Him, life is a meaningless drama with the decisive scenes missing. But with Him, we are able to rise from the fatigue of despair to the buoyancy of hope. With Him we are able to rise from the midnight of desperation to the daybreak of joy. St. Augustine was right–we were made for God and we will be restless until we find rest in Him.”
—Martin Luther King, Jr.
(From the book compiled by Coretta Scott King
titled In the Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.)