For it is you who light my lamp; the Lord my God lightens my darkness Psalm 18:28
Every night before we retire, I flick on a little night light between the living room and the kitchen. It gives off just enough of a glow to maneuver around the room without tripping over things- shoes we left behind, one of the cats, or their toys. My husband is pre-dawn riser, so it makes it easier for his groggy eyes to see the path to the coffee pot. It also has a little glowing button on it that gives off a small circle of light. So does the DVD/cable box. So does the clock on the microwave and the one on our bed stand. Our computer even has a soft blue glowing button. All around us are little soft glowing lights. A few days ago when I heard a sound and got up in the middle of the night, I realized I am never truly in darkness in my house. It was a comforting feeling.
God is like that. We may think we are in the dark, but there are little glowing glimpses of Him everywhere that can give us direction. Small lamps that may be a Bible passage, a blog, words out of a child’s mouth, the wisdom of an elderly person, a flower beginning to bud. He finds such personal and creative ways to guide us, step by step, providing just enough light to draw us closer.
Perhaps that is His grace and mercy at work to shine into our lives just enough for us to realize He is there and this is the direction we should take. He lets us see the obstacles right ahead of us in a small circle of light. What more do we need?