Illumination

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.

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