Walking In The Light

January 11, 2008
by Betty Carter

Psalm 118:5 – In my anguish I cried to the Lord, and he answered by setting me free. (NIV)

One evening, I heard sounds coming from our attic — "pit-a-pat, pit-a-pat" — back and forth across the ceiling. I went out to the garage, which is attached to the house, to investigate. There, near the roof, was a very small opening, with electrical wires, leading to our attic. This was probably the creature's entrance. I prayed, "Please, Jesus, help this creature to find its way out, so it doesn't die up there or do damage." I was also hoping I wouldn't have to go up there and retrieve it myself. Besides, I knew God can do a better job than I. The next morning, my husband decided to go out to the garage, and he pushed the garage opener. The light came on inside the garage. God's little creature must have seen the light from its dark place in the attic, and by following it, this little sparrow was set free once again.

Just like that little sparrow, we sometimes find ourselves in a dark place. We become scared and confused while trying to find our way out. God doesn't want us, His children, to be afraid. He gave us a way out of this darkness. All we have to do is believe and follow Jesus Christ, the Light. We will be set free.

John 8:12 – 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." (NIV)

Prayer: Dear God, please help us not to be afraid when we find ourselves in a dark place. Guide us always with Your wisdom and love. Help us to see and walk in Your light, trusting You always that You will make everything right. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

About the author:

Betty Carter
Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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