Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
Psalm 119:105 NIV
Light to My Path
Situated in the Canadian Rocky Mountains near Lake Louise in Banff National Park, the Plain of the Six Glaciers is a popular trail that really shows off the beauty of the Rockies. Considered a moderate hike, the out-and-back trail totals 13.8 kilometres. The trail starts at the stunning Lake Louise, then climbs 587 metres gradually by way of switchbacks, offering sublime views of the turquoise lake down below. As you make your way towards the end of the hike, the trail opens up to a meadow.
There is nothing quite as inviting as a path at night gently glowing with small garden lights to mark the trail. The contrast between the darkness surrounding the path and the lit path is profound. This is the idea that David speaks to in Psalm 119:105: “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Christian author Margaret Feinberg wrote, “sometimes you have to poke holes in the darkness until it bleeds light.” That is the point that King David is making here. In a spiritually dark world, a world that has little understanding or concern about the things of God, our Creator has given us His Word. As we take time to read it, and put into practice what it teaches us, we find that it pokes holes in the darkness around us. It lines the path of our lives, and helps us not only find our way through life, but it beckons others to step out of the darkness and join us along the path. God offers you today the light of His Word to guide you through life. Take time to step into the light and into His Word.
These have been words from the heart.