Words from the Heart for Tuesday August 8th, 2017
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Psalm 119:105 (KJV)
A Lamp Unto My Feet
When it is dark you really need a light to direct your steps. And, there are serious mistakes that can be made in that darkness. “Thank you, Lord, for the light of Your Word!” We are not left to endure the dangers waiting in the darkness. Instead, the Lord has provided a light for us. Share this light with others who may not yet know how valuable it is for their path.
I’m sure you’ve noticed those high-intensity blue light bulbs on some cars coming your way on Canadian roads at night. They can be blinding, and some wonder if they are legal. According to experts, they are indeed legal. The blueish light typically comes from gaseous discharge light sources (GDLS), where an electric charge passes through an ionized gas, usually xenon. They’re called high-intensity discharge (HID) lights. Auto makers are allowed to use them. Transport Canada governs lighting on all new vehicles under Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108. According to a Transport Canada spokesman “GDLS headlamps have been available to manufacturers since 1996, and are legal in Canada.” The problem isn’t with the lights themselves. If they are blinding oncoming drivers, they are either not aimed correctly or the vehicle is carrying too heavy a load.
For most of history, once the sun set each evening the world lived in darkness. An evening fire and oil lamps provided the little light that helped navigate the night and dissipate the fear. When electric lights were first introduced towards the end of the 19th century, people were mesmerized and excited to see their world lit so brightly after the sun set. While this was a new experience for people in a physical sense, spiritually God had brought light into this dark world centuries before. Jesus’ arrival was the fulfillment of prophecy that upon Israel a great light had shone. But even before Jesus was born, King David recognized that God’s Word had brought light to his life. In Psalm 119:105 we read: “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” The world without God is a dark one. Life has no ultimate meaning and the future is unsure and frightening. But God has spoken into our world through the words of prophets, poets, apostles and kings, and those words are recorded in the Bible. If you will take time today to read God’s Word you will find that it brings light to your soul, and hope to your heart. It will guide your life and give you the direction you need to walk in victory. Take time today to study God’s word and then walk in the light He provides.
These have been words from the heart.