“Letters were a great comfort. And the mail was indispensable. We couldn’t have won the war without it. It was terribly important as a motivator of the troops. Mail call whenever it happened was a delight.” – Paul Fussel, WWII.
Letters were important to the soldier at war serving away from home. As we continue in Psalm 119, the Christian is at war serving away from home.
The psalmist knows he is ‘a stranger on earth,’ surrounded by enemies. His delight comes from God’s Word – a letter from home to the frontline.
He asks God to open his eyes so that he sees the reality of the bigger picture. He asks God to open his eyes so that he sees the wonders of His salvation in Scripture – the war has been won. He needs to know his rescue is certain and coming.
Let’s ask that God open our eyes to wonder and delight in his promise of salvation in the Bible. We have a long journey ahead before we get home. Only God’s Word can guide us home.
In Christ, Tory Cayzer.