The lord is my light and my salvation – of whom shall I fear. Darkness brings out fear, it is hiddenness. When it is dark we cannot see what is in front or behind and we are cautious. My children hold on tight to my hand when it is dark, you can feel a bit of fear within them. Even though I tell them, as my dad did, there is nothing to be afraid of. Yet we have so much fear, and I can only associate that fear with darkness. For in the light of Jesus there is no fear. His love then must be light, shining into darkness an illuminating that which cannot be seen. For true love confronts that which we see, true loves exposes in a way that brings healing, not for the sake of humiliation. He is my light, and my salvation. He is the one who drives out fear and saves my soul. Because he has saved me, there can be nothing else, by reason, that he will not save me from.