Lights Out

There's a really cool cave tour at a place called Mammoth Cave National Park, just north of Bowling Green, Kentucky. At one point on the tour, you're told to turn off all your flashlights, and it's dark. Pitch dark, where you can't see your hand in front of your face. The guide then takes out a match and lights it. It's amazing what effect such a small amount of light can have on the darkness. Contrast that experience with the one Bonnie, Jacob and I had in the house just a few weeks ago. It was about 6:30 at night, and most of the time we shut all of our blinds at night. The power decided to go out. There wasn't a storm or anything, the power company was just working on some lines up the road. But it turned the whole block and the blocks surrounding it off. It reminded me of that cave it was so dark in our house. Luckily Jacob was right in front of me, and I scooped him up and went to find a flashlight. I was all the way in the back bedroom when Bonnie lit a candle. It was amazing the light that was coming from such a small candle, and lit up a dark room.

Psalm 119:105 is a very well-known passage, it's even in one of the songs we sing:

"Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path."

The Bible can be your light too. Just like a match in a dark cave or a candle in a power outage, the Bible can illuminate your path. When a crisis comes along, you can go to the Bible to find a way to handle it. Jonah's crisis occurred when he disobeyed God. Jonah's story about living the hard life inside of a fish can shed some light on what to do when things are bad.

There are countless other examples, and thats the great thing about the Bible - one verse, one story, can pierce the darkness in your life. The Bible is filled with real examples of real people who lived real lives and had real problems. They had to deal with parents and friends and betrayal and confusion just as you do.

Do you look to God's Word for light, or do you find yourself in darkness? God's Word can show you the Way.