The Light of His Countenance

 

The Bible tells us that God is light.

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.” 1 John 3:5

It also speaks of the light of His countenance, or face.

“Many, LORD, are asking, ‘Who will bring us prosperity?’ Let the light of your face shine on us.” Psalm 4:6

When we want to experience God’s light, we only need to turn to Him.  I’m reminded of a hymn written by Helen Howarth Lemmel in 1922.   It was inspired by a pamphlet entitled Focused, written by the missionary Isabella Lilias Trotter and composed for use at Billy Sunday’s evangelistic meetings.  Today it is a standard found in many hymnals.

 

 

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