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Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path.

Psalm 119:105


This passage brings two things to mind for me. The first is the Amy Grant song, Thy Word – one of my favorites from the 80’s. The idea that this life is a pathway that we are on, not on our own, but with the lamp of God lighting the road in times of fear and in times of joy – those are words that reside in me more deeply because music illuminates them.

The other image that comes to my mind is a lighthouse. There’s something about a lighthouse. I don’t know if it’s the architecture, where they are placed on the shoreline, the mystery of what kind of people take the role as keeper of the lighthouse – they just get my attention, and lots of other people’s attention too. What if the image of the lighthouse shows us the dangerous part of the shoreline in our lives so we can be careful on our pathway? God’s word as a lighthouse, showing us the way, out of care for our lives – this is an image for God’s love that resonates in my soul.

Prayer: Dear God, Help me to find my way forward in this world, relying on the light you show me on the way. In Jesus Name, Amen

Reflection Questions:

  1. Are there parts of God’s word that you particularly notice as bringing light to your pathway?
  2. In times of power outages, we figure out how to get by with flashlights and candles. When have you found yourself feeling like you are lacking in what you need to see clearly into a problem in your life? What could provide light in those times?
  3. Try drawing a picture that shows light on a pathway. (Don’t worry about your drawing skills, just let it flow.) Now either turn the paper over, or find a place within your picture to put the words from this Psalm, or another verse that lights your path.

Debbie Bronkema

Debbie is excited by the power of story to transform lives. Through her work as a pastor, author, retreat leader, and group facilitator, her hope is to plant seeds that encourage people to grow in their relationship with themselves, each other, and God.


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