Pastor John Repsold wrote in a newsletter, The Fourth Dimension, the true story of a cook on a work crew at Lewis and Clark Caverns in Montana. This man became tired of his job and decided to quit. But before leaving he determined to go deeper into the cave and break off stalactites to later sell to rock collectors. Late on a Friday afternoon he maneuvered away from his departing work detail. But the flame of his lantern blew out! To his horror he realized he had no matches. He would spend a weekend alone, trapped underground!
When this poor fellow was discovered he was “delirious, disoriented and panic-stricken. Lying on the damp floor of the cavern, he thought he was actually standing.” When they brought him to the surface he experienced temporary blindness for several hours. Yes, living in darkness is a treacherous thing.
Recently, my oldest son Bryan was encouraged by his AWANA teacher to ask God to reveal His truth to him through studying His word. Bryan complied. In the course of his reading the Holy Spirit impressed on his young heart Proverbs 16:3—“Commit your activities to the LORD, and your plans will be achieved.” Bryan shared with me his desire to get up each day and apply this verse to his life. He follows in the footsteps of his grandfather who still daily sets aside time to feed from the banquet table we know as the Bible.
Psalm 119:105—Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.
God’s word reveals truth! It is our light in a world where darkness reigns. When we neglect time meditating in the Bible we lose our bearing and the path God would have us take becomes obscured by the fog of fleshly living. I am so thankful that the Lord loves us and provides us living inspiring truth to guide us. I am even more blessed to see Bryan come of age with the same realization. Together we pray that you too will find joy walking in the light of God’s word! It will be your glory for His GLORY!
But we must be prepared to put God’s word into its rightful place, into the matter of “me,” where it will bring forth God’s idea. It is not our faith laying hold of the world, but the life in the word laying hold of us.—Oswald Chamber in Not Knowing Where
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Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)