Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Genesis 45:16-28
Psalms 81, 82, 119:97-120
1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Mark 6:13-29

Usually, I tend not to highlight or make markings in my Bible for some reason. However, as I was reading the Psalms for today, I came across a verse that I had marked at some point in time. Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, and a light on my path.” I never realized it, but this verse comes to my mind all the time. When I am struggling with making a decision, I think of this verse and remember that God is always with me. To me, it is comforting to know that I can always turn to the Bible to find guidance on questions I have.

Another time when this verse pops into my head is when it is dark outside, and I am walking somewhere. It does not matter whether I am walking across campus or simply leaving Wal-Mart to find my car in the never-ending parking lot; it does not matter if I am alone or with other people. I think of this verse and imagine that suddenly the night path I am walking along is well lit, with the light coming from Jesus.

I remember when I was little that someone taught me how to remember this verse by thinking about a flashlight. If I thought of the Bible and the words in it as a flashlight that I could turn on whenever I wanted, then I would always have God and His word with me. The best part about this flashlight is that it does not need batteries, so it can never die. This analogy has stayed with me, and it is probably the main reason I always think about this verse when walking at night or “in the dark.”

--BH

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