Psalm 89:15, "Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance."
January 1st in 1953, Country and Western singer Hank Williams sr. died en route to a concert date in Canton, Ohio. Eli Waldron in the "life and death of a country singer", described the 29 year old as a painfully thin figure, tortured by sleeplessness, driving himself with alcohol and drugs. A few weeks prior to his death Williams had appeared in Los Angeles with Minnie Pearl. In an effort to keep him away from the bottle, the Grand Ole Opry comedian had driven him around the city the afternoon of the show. Well let's sing! said Williams trying to co-operate. They began to sing, I saw the light, a gospel song that was popular with Williams. As they sing, Williams buried his face in his hands and cried out, "but there ain't no light! but there ain't no light!"
As we stand at the threshold of a new year, it is beyond our ability to predict what the days ahead may bring. For some it may bring rich blessings, while for others it may bring much trial and sorrow. Yet, the believer does not have to face the future saying, there ain't no light. We can walk daily in the light of the heavenly fathers countenance knowing that He is aware of the future and has appointed the future. We may not know what tomorrow holds, but we know who holds tomorrow. We have the assurance, "but the path of the just is as the shining light,that shineth more and more unto the perfect day" Prov. 4:18. We can say, there is right! There is light! Today, thank God for the light of the father's countenance.
Lead Pastor @Genesee Road Church of God.