Your word is a lamp for my feet,
a light on my path.

Psalm 119:105 NIV

Listen to Words from the Heart

The Light That Shines Our Path

Numbered highways in Canada are split by province, and a majority are maintained by their province or territory transportation department. With few exceptions, all highways in Canada are numbered. Nonetheless, every province has a number of highways that are better known locally by their name rather than their number. Some highways have additional letters added to their number: A is typically an alternate route, B is typically a business route. The territory of Nunavut has no highways.


Because Canada is a huge country, much of the highway system is very dark at night. In some places, you can drive for hundreds of kilometres without any light except those on your vehicle and the moon and stars. At times like that, we realize how important light is as we travel along. We think of this in the natural world, but it is just as true in the spiritual. In fact, one of the key themes of Scripture is the contrast between light and dark. It speaks of the redeemed of God as having once been people of the darkness but now being people of light. We don’t need to spend much time on social media – or any media really – to know how dark the world is. So, God has given to us the light we need to navigate through the darkness. King David didn’t have social media, but he was well aware of the realities of the human heart and the need for God’s light. In Psalm 119:105 he wrote: “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” The Bible is the headlights we need to navigate the darkness in our day.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley