Your word is a lamp
Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
Psalm 119:105 (NKJV)
In the village where I was born, there was no electricity; we had a lamp to give us light at night. Obviously, it was not as bright as when electricity was installed many years later, but the lamp was our only means of light before electricity. Anyone who owned a torch, well, that was a luxury. At night it was dangerous to go out, except when it was a clear sky and the moon was shining brightly so that we could see our path.
Night time wasn’t the only darkness, for a very long time I was in total spiritual darkness, so I went along stumbling and fumbling in life, and the ways I followed brought no real peace. One day it so happened that a question was posed in my mind: why were you born? That question brought me into contact with a group of believers who helped me to understand the word of God, enriching my life. Eventually I was baptised and became part of the spiritual family of God. As I began to study the word of God, the Holy Spirit enlightened my eyes, revealing the purpose of life and God’s plan of salvation for all humankind.
God’s word led me to the true source of light as found in the first chapter of John, ‘In Him [Jesus] was life, and that life was the light of men…the true Light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.’ (John 1:4, 9)
When I visit my village in India I do not need a lamp now for we have electricity to provide light at night to brighten up our home. And by the grace of our heavenly Father I am no longer in spiritual darkness, because the word of God is a lamp for me, and Jesus Christ is the Light. He is the path of righteousness and holiness (John 14:6) and I will be with Him forever.
There is no more stumbling or fumbling. That is why I love Jesus, who is the Word of God, and who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
Abba Father, thank You for Your Word that gives us light. In Jesus’s name I pray. Amen.
Study by Natu Moti
About the writer:
Natu Moti is a Deacon in the Birmingham congregation of Grace Communion International.
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