Posted by: Cathi Brese Doebler | March 3, 2014

A Light in the Darkness

In winter, when the evenings get dark so early and the mornings stay dark for so long, I am so thankful for electricity, for candles, for moonlight and stars. I am thankful for light to keep away the dreariness of the day as the skies struggle to provide light through snow and slush and rain. I am thankful for light that brightens our home even when it is dark outside.

In Psalm 119:105, we are reminded that God’s Word is like a light for us.

Psalm 119:105 says, “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

Back when the Psalms were written, there was not electricity. You couldn’t hit a switch and fill the room with light. You couldn’t rely on a light bulb at all! It was candles, firelight, or the sky providing light, and otherwise the night was dark. People understood how important light was. They realized what a blessing it was to see in the daytime what you could not see at night. If you were afraid of the dark back then there weren’t any nightlights plugged in to make you feel better!

So in Psalm 119:105, the words made a great connection to people at that time. And if you stop and think about what your life would be like without any light, the words can make a great connection to you too.

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