Light the Darkness

Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105 (NASB)
As I drove through Detroit late one night, my headlights suddenly went out. This had never happened before. My children were in the car with me and I didn’t have a cell phone.

"If there was ever a time to pray, this is it!” I declared to my kids, and pray we did.

I started weighing my options. I could pull off along the expressway and wait for a policeman. But then what would I do? I was still over an hour from home. And what if somebody with evil intentions stopped and caused us harm?

Suddenly a great idea from the still, small voice of the Lord occurred to me. Directly ahead was a semi. I shadowed closely behind, using the light from the semi’s taillights as my guide. In this area, there weren’t any streetlights and it was dark. I stayed focused on the taillights and did just fine.

Amazingly, the semi drove within ten minutes of my home. At my exit, the streetlights were prevalent and I could see everything well. As the truck continued on its journey, I realized the driver probably didn’t know I was following him.

Sometimes on our spiritual journey, the path seems dark. But God’s Word is a lamp, helping us find our way, one step at a time. Although we can’t see the whole route, we have confidence that Jesus is watching over us. God shines His light, dispelling darkness.
Thank you, Lord, for guiding us. Help us keep our eyes on You and Your Word.