The light is dim as I make my way down the darkened path. Strange noises frighten me and branches seem to capture me as they reach out their spindly arms. My foot catches on a root in the path and I fall, breathless, to the earth. My soul cries to God–why is the way so dark and frightening? Why can’t you shine a bright light ahead of me so I can see further down the path I am walking on? He answers me–dear child, you hold my lamp in your hand if you have the courage to trust me.
God’s Word says “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path” Psalm 119:105. He did not promise to show us everything that is down the path and around the bend, but He gave us His Word to light our path one step at a time if we will take His hand and let Him lead us. Lord, shine your light at my feet and help me to follow you. Amen.