a splendid day to install some lighting along your path.
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119:105 KJV
We have all seen lighting that lines walkways or paths through lawns or gardens. The lights themselves come in a wide variety of styles with varying degrees of installation difficulty. The fastest ones to install are solar powered. They have no wiring so installation is pretty simple: just stick them into the ground in the daylight and wait for the sun to go down. Convenient and fast, but this type is more decorative than functional as the light is not very bright at all, leaving the pathway outlined, but not very well lit. The other types are connected by electrical wires and require an outside source of electricity. While the wires do not need to be buried deeply, a small trench still needs to be dug along the route the lights are going to follow. If there is no convenient electrical source, one will have to be installed. A one or two day job, perhaps, but one which will have a much more noticeable effect and will achieve the purpose to a much higher degree.
The purpose, of course, is to light our way in the dark and we all understandably prefer that the paths we walk be well lit.
We should all endeavor to ensure that the paths our lives follow are well lit too. The possibility of getting where we are going without harm coming to us is greatly enhanced when we can see the path clearly.
The Bible is the ultimate source of light for the walkways of our lives. When we are unsure of where we stand, we need only “turn on the light” by opening it and searching for the appropriate words that will illuminate our steps. Like the lights for our walkways and gardens, the amount of effort put into reading the Bible will determine how well lit our path is. A brighter light will result in a more trouble-free walk through life, but will require more time and effort on our part.
The time and effort required to light up the walkways of our lives with the intensity of a sports stadium at night is a small price to pay for the security afforded us. Those who spend no time lighting their paths are not exhibiting much concern for their own well-being or the well-being of those around them. “These men turn from the right way to walk down dark paths.” (Proverbs 2:13 NLT).
The Holy Bible, in a translation that we are comfortable with, will illuminate the walkways of our lives and help to provide safety and security for our souls. Install some lighting along your path today, and remember, the more time spent “installing” them, the better the results and the clearer the path.
Taken from “TODAY IS….A Gift From God”, (C) 2013 Tony Casson