Light shows the chain to make a change

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path”  Psalm 119:105 (NIV)

It’s always interesting to think about darkness. I think God invented night and day so that we would understand the importance of His guidance and truths.

The other day I looked down toward my feet and noticed that I had two different shades of socks on. It happened because I got dressed in the dark. I didn’t want to wake up my wife so I used my “instincts” to get dressed. More mistakes happened in the dark.

As a kid, my friends and I would ride our bikes around the neighborhood. One dark summer night we were cruising around late. I decided to turn off the road toward our favorite park. Before I knew it, my Huffy bike abruptly stopped on a dime. I still can recall the shocked and baffled feeling that I experienced as I catapulted over my handlebars into a face plant. I got up to see that some genius decided to put a large chain across the path entrance to discourage cars from driving on the park lawn. It was thick and brown, and nearly impossible to see at night. More casualties happen in the dark.

I have found that in life, the more I talk to God and think about His Words, the more light shines onto my path. Mistakes get avoided, casualties and obstacles get side stepped. Sure, there will be mistakes and unavoidable tragedies. But that’s when the light allows things to make more sense.


Heavenly Father, draw me close to You through prayer and Your principles, so that I can have more and more light on my path. Direct my daily decisions and choices. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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