“Walk about Zion,” the psalmist writes. “Go all around her and count her towers. Mark well her bulwarks; consider her palaces. That you may tell it to the generation following.”
For this is God,
And our God forever and ever;
He will be our guide,
Even until death.
– Psalm 48:12-14
I wandered through life with no destination. Lost. Alone. I dragged family with me. I could not see the road ahead. I drove through a darkened life with no headlights on a moonless night.
I took many wrong turns.
Worse yet, at any time during my wanderings, I could have reached over and turned on the headlights, but I didn’t. At least, not for years.
Yes, I carried the light with me. Christ, the Light was with me on my journey, and I never once trusted Him to light my way. I kept His Light “under a bushel” and never let it shine.
I did not relinquish control to God until I had taken so many wrong turns on my journey that I feared I would be forever lost. Once I gave God the steering wheel, so to speak, I never again worried about losing my way.
With God in control my road is well lit, even when darkness closes in around me; I never lose my way. Together, we just follow His Light.
If He be my God, He will be my guide. He can be yours, too.
Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path. – Psalm 119:105
Dear God, I pray that the generations following will find the Light, in spite of the aimless wanderings of my younger years.
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