Some might ask why we care about Ezra - or the Philistines - or what Eli did or didn’t do. And how does the life of Samuel matter to us? But for others who have even some acquaintance, the answer would be, “Here Am I, Lord.”
In our search through the Bible for understanding, it becomes clear that all of those characters describe the characteristics in all of us. In Truth, this is our story. It is we who are called from our sleep to a higher realm of consciousness.
In the study of Scripture, we are drawn instinctively to the Light that has been since the beginning. “The light is still shining in the darkness...” In turning and returning to things of the Spirit to know the one, true God, we become increasingly aware of His Presence in the very midst of us. “...you are…called out of darkness into his wonderful light.” It is in this understanding that we are privileged to be still and say, “Speak Lord; thy servant heareth.”
God of All, thank you forever that your Word is a radiant light unto our path.