I have always loved lamps. Visit my home and you will find lamps of all sizes, shapes, and colors—23 in all.
A few of them stay on 24/7. They point the way whenever I have to get up in the night.
No wonder the psalmist David said, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Whenever I’m feeling a bit lost and out of sorts—in the dark, if you will—all I have to do is reach for my old green Bible and it isn’t long before the path ahead seems clearer.
Think about how comforting light is in darkness. Take a room so dark you can’t see your hand in front of your face. Then, switch on a tiny night-light. Poof! Instantly—the darkness vanishes.
Darkness cannot exist, as long as there is just one light in the room. Even the smallest flicker banishes the darkness.
In Matthew 5:16, Jesus said, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” If you're surrounded all day by people in darkness, be assured that your life and your testimony can be a lamp to them, penetrating the blackest corners of their hearts, casting a gentle and comforting glow around them.
“I am the light of the world,” Jesus said in John 8:12. “He that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
I’m thinking on these things, and sharing over at Lorraine’s lovely new series.