There we were standing in the dark night, in the middle of a 3,300 acre state park. We could hear the large animals around us, the thud of hooves on the ground as we walked down the paved road. However, we could see nothing. There were no street lights, there was no moon to light the night. This night was very dark. We had no phone and no flashlights. There is a bit of fear in the unknown. If we would have had a flashlight, we could have walked further. But instead, we turned around and headed back to the safety of the lit cabin.
King David wrote an amazing verse in the Psalms that talks about this very thing. In Psalm 119:105 he says, "Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path."
The world we live in is seldom without light. There are lights on every electronic gadget we have. All of our cars have headlights. All of our towns have street lights. The light that David is talking about though, is not a light for your living room or for your drive. This light is for making decisions and choices.
When was the last time you had a big decision to make? When was the last time you didn't know what to do? Did it feel like you were in the dark surrounded by the unknown? This week as we continue our Lenten journey, we will be spending time meditating on God's Words and Ways. I'd like to remind you that the light for our path and the lamp for our feet is found in God's Word. I want to challenge you to find a verse in the Bible this week, write it down, put it where you can see it often, read it often, think about the meaning of those words, and think about how those words could change your life.
Stay on the path,