God’s word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. -Psalm 119:105
Ever been out in the woods at night? Ever been out in the woods alone at night? I am married to a man who likes to walk in the night without a flashlight, I prefer a really bright one. I have tried on occasion to do it his way when we are camping, and on one particular night we were walking along the dark road enjoying a beautiful star filled night, with just enough light to fool one into thinking they could see, then came the speed bump (with paint that was very much faded) and down I went. He decided that perhaps it was time we tried it my way; at least when we are together. I like seeing the path in front of me-it keeps my feet from stumbling and saves me from those nasty falls.
Our compromise now is that I wear a headlamp, not a very bright one, but I can sort of see where I am going now, and Ken has never let me miss that speed bump again. However, when I walk those campground roads alone at night, I grab the brightest flashlight I have. I want that light to shine into as much of the darkness as it can so I feel safer along the way. God’s word does that for me as I walk along this life. It is the light in the darkness that keeps my feet from stumbling. Without it the speed bumps will trip me up. So I start my day with God’s word to illumine my way. I hide His word in my heart so that His word comes to mind when I need it. It is the best and brightest light I have for navigating this life.