A Word every day to get you on your way!
Here is the Daily Dose for Friday, October 4, 2019.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105
Give Me A Light
As a kid growing up in New York City you don’t really know what it is like to be dark outside. You see New York is always lit up in one way or another. From the lights of building to the ever-present streetlights, to the lights of Broadway, the sun going down in New York doesn’t mean that it gets dark, it just means that it gets dim. New York is so bright that then you look up at the night sky it is not black with shinning dots of light created by stars. The New York City sky at night is more of a vibrant purple with the occasional red lights of a 747 landing at one of the airports in the city. So to say I was not prepared for the darkness of rural South Carolina would be the understatement of the year.
Every summer I would spend time in my parent’s home towns with family. It was a wonderful experience, except I was not prepared for how dark it would be. Playing with my cousins and their friends on the family property or a neighbor’s property was an all-day affair. We would start early in the morning, break for lunch, pick back up again until dinner break and then play until it was time to go to bed. This was normal for me in New York as well, but there was one difference in South Carolina. The streetlights never came on. There were no streetlights. So when it was time to head home at the end of the day it was pitch black, can’t see your hand in front of your face dark. That’s when everyone, except for me pulled out their mini flashlights to find the path home.
It only took one day of being the only one without a light for me to realize that I needed a light too. So I immediately got my parents to take me to the hardware store and get me a flashlight so I could be prepared for the dark as well. Friends, as we go through the world there will be dark times. It is in those times that you are going to need a light to show you which way to go. In those times you won’t need a battery-powered light, you’ll need the word of God. In our dark times, the word will shine a light on our situation, illuminate a path out and keep our footsteps secure as we move forward. So don’t get caught in the dark hoping for a streetlight, bring the light of the word with you so you can always find your way home.