A friend and I commiserated about the increasing challenges of driving at night. After a certain age, our eyes recover more slowly after the high beams from a car in the opposing lane shine into them. Likewise, I find more light is required when I’m reading small print. How much light is enough?
Some Bible commentators remind us that lanterns and torchlight used in the time of the psalmist would illuminate the next step or two ahead on the path. That bit of historical information makes me think about our life of faith.
We don’t see everything far ahead of us and certainly not miles down the road. Does faith mean not having to know it all now or see it all now? Maybe our faith affirms and declares that God’s word gives us enough light for our path in following Jesus-a step or two at a time.
God of light and life, thank you for a word that leads and guides us and a light that shines in our lives. Amen. — BSC