Psalm 43:3.  Two copyrights NIV.  One version:  “send me your light and your truth, let them lead me…” and the other is: “send me your light and your faithful care, let …”

I find out of twenty translations, eighteen say “truth.” Why change “truth” to “faithful care”? Faithful care certainly is a part of “truth” but “truth” involves so many more elements.

We can be lulled to sleep by the image of “faithful care” but the “truth” is we are not promised a rose garden. I think many American Christians are not able to visualize the beheading of Christians as being in God’s faithful care.

Faith demands that we know God is faithful even though it runs up against evil at times. There truth meets, the battle occurs. I am so glad to know the story of Steven’s stoning; to know how even at the end  he saw the Lord.  (Acts 7:54-60)  The truth was he was dying and still in God’s faithful care.

Even if things look bleak for you today the truth is that you are still in God’s faithful care.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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