We just spent a week in AZ where there is a light ordinance. Basically what this means is the street lights must point completely downward, and they cannot be detected from over 200 ft. away. It is great for stargazing, but not so for driving.
It was a challenge to drive anywhere after dark. There were times I wasn’t sure which way the road turned until we were right on the turn. It was dangerous.
Which caused me to think, do we have a light ordinance in our own lives? Are we open and honest with the Lord and with our spouse about the things with which we’re struggling? How much do we invite light into our lives? How much do we invite our spouse into our lives?
The Bible encourages us:
“Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!” – Psalms 139:23-24 ESV
Light illuminates our way. It enlightens and points out ways of danger and keep us from following such paths. But it can also show us good things we would have missed if it weren’t for the light. We are called to walk in the light as He is in the light. (1 John 1:7)
So how is His light helping you see more clearly today? Are you seeing the dangers? Are you seeing the good?
What a great analogy, Debi!
Actually, Tom gets the credit for this one, Bonnie. I agree it is a good one. 🙂
What a beautiful message, Debi! We let the world instill so much fear in us at times that we forget that we are guided by The Light of the world!
Yes, that’s the point exactly, Dena! Even in regards to the economy and the future of our country. God is leading, we just might not like the view right now.
Thanks for taking the time to comment!