Psalm 27: Glimpses of Light
“God is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear.” (Psalm 27:1) The Midrash (See Psalm 27.2 and 27.3) continues:
The rabbis maintained that God set aside the light for the righteous in the World-To-Come, like a king who has a good portion and says: “This portion shall be for my son!” Thus scripture says, “Light is sown for the righteous.” (Psalm 97:11) [Midrash Tehillim]
According to the rabbis, David is celebrating the glimpses of the Light of the World-To-Come that he was privileged to catch through his learning, actions and devotion.
We recite this psalm to celebrate with King David and to remind ourselves how our lives are often showered with such glimpses. We remember that when we pray for life, we pray that God shower our life with glimpses of the Light of the World-To-Come.
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