"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path." Psalm 119:105
Think about a lamp - it illuminates a small area. Enough to read or perhaps if carried to see a short distance. That's all we get sometimes, just a little vision. Enough not to stumble - slow and steady. How comforting even the smallest lamp is on a dark night.
But a light on the path, that's more. Like the sun during the day. To see further down the road and be able to move more quickly down the path, perhaps run at breakneck speed. The wind in your face and the ability to jump over obstacles seen well in advance. Fearless abandon.
Life is sometimes like both. In this season of uncertainty, we have a lamp, slow and steady, but the future is dark and it takes a lot of concentration just not to stumble and fall. There is light. As dark as it seems, we still have the lamp at our feet. The streetlamp of heaven.
Let's take a little time to read some of the poetry in the Psalms - especially starting in April which is National Poetry Month. Join me in reading 5 Psalms a day, we'll read through them all in the month of April. You'll be amazed how it lights up your life.