v 35 Jesus replied, “My light will shine for you just a little longer. Walk in the light while you can, so the darkness will not overtake you. Those who walk in the darkness cannot see where they are going.
One of life’s less pleasant experiences is not to be able to see where you are going. I really disliked flying through heavy cloud and having to learn to rely entirely on the instrument panel and what it could tell me about what the aircraft was doing. It was no good ‘flying on the seat of your pants’ is it was described. You could not rely on your feelings even as to whether the aircraft was climbing or diving, flying north or south. There are times when life for the Christian gets rather like that. It is possible to feel entirely alone and devoid of contact with other people who might be able to give you some fuller perspective on life.
How thankful I am that I have a sound and working instrument panel!
Psalm 119 verse 105 reminds me ’Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. ‘
Reading and getting to know the Bible is not merely a process of gaining knowledge of some kind, or being able to quote it to people. It is learning to use God’s instrument panel to discern your direction of travel – whether or not you are heading for home. Let this song echo round your mind this week.
Lord, Thy Word Abideth, And Our Footsteps Guideth;
Who Its Truth Believeth, Light And Joy Receiveth. AMEN