Let the Light Shine Out

The star in the southern sky was still shining when I got up. I downloaded a “night sky” app to see if it was a planet. It was part of the Cancer constellation.

Psalms 119:147, “I was up before sunrise, crying for help, hoping for a word from you.” The Message

I enjoy being up early. The quiet house is conducive to writing. I made my coffee and started devotions.

Psalms 119:130, “Break open your words, let the light shine out, let ordinary people see the meaning.” The Message

That verse is my prayer. I want ordinary people to see the “light” from God’s Word.

The problem is we are looking for a “spotlight” but God offers a “nightlight.” There is enough light to see the next step. We won’t trip in the dark – but we won’t see the entire trip.

“…Ancient lamps were…small ceramic bowls…a “nose” on one edge…Wicks of cloth were laid in the nose and extended into the oil of the lamp. The light produced was not brilliant but necessary for finding one’s way. …Psalms 119:105…compares God’s Word with a lamp. While the light from that word does not blind the eyes, it does point the way for its hearers.” Chronological Study Bible Notes

God shows me the next step. Sometimes in the light of a star.

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