Each day during Lent, Garrett-Evangelical will pray through one of the beautiful windows of Howes Chapel. Today on Ash Wednesday, we look out to the World through the David Window. Notice that David’s eyes are focused on the Law which comes to him as a gift from God. The Law is not a burden; it is delight.
“Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word. Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me. My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all time. Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments. Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies. Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes. Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counselors.” Psalm 119:17-24 KJV
Eternal God, Open our eyes; enable us to see wondrous things out of your law. Lift our eyes beyond this campus in Evanston, and give us the capacity to receive your law with instructions to pray fervently and earnestly for your world. Amen.
By Al Caldwell, Retired Faculty, editor