Tuesday, February 2, 2021
A BEACON IN THE DARK
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ”I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.
A few months ago one of the most iconic areas of our culture in New York City experienced the shuttering of its doors- Broadway. In 1910 the Broadway shows installed electric signs outside the theaters. Since colored bulbs burned out too quickly, white lights were used and Broadway was nicknamed “The Great White Way.” In 1918 the doors were shuttered for the first time due to a pandemic. How eerily familiar.
I recently read that some New York theaters were subscribing to a theatrical custom of leaving a light on on the theater stage know as a ghost light. They are to bring hope to the theatergoers that Broadway will be back. The light will stay on and the theaters will reopen to bring joy and entertainment to a world that is in desperate need.
We all need a ghost light. We all need a light of reassurance that things are getting better regardless of the pace. We need something that is constant, never changing, a beacon of light in what seems like a never ending storm.
Perhaps a Bible, a devotional book, a Bible study book sitting out on your table is your beacon of light. Perhaps a zoom class offered by close Christian friends and leaders is your beacon of light. And perhaps all of this time we have been gifted has allowed us to become more aware of Godwinks than ever before.
God is with us. His word is a lamp for our feet and He lights our path. His light will never go out and He is our source of hope. Praise God!
Heavenly Father. We praise Your Holy name. We embrace it in the valleys. We shout it from the mountain tops. We thank You for giving us the light of life.
Praise be to God. Amen.