A Light to My Path
I know that I talk a lot about the U-Bahn in my articles. I guess that’s because it’s such a big part of everyday life. Last week, on our way to church, we hopped onto the escalator to head up to the train platform. I have gone up the escalator to the train for almost seven years, but for some reason, this time I noticed the light along the bottom. It started on the ground floor where I stepped on and continued up to the platform where I got off. It reminded me of the instructions that we receive when we fly. Should the lights go out in the plane, there will be illuminated strips in the aisle that lead us to the closest exit.
As we make our way through life, there are times that we are in the dark as to the path that we should take. Sometimes we stumble around with no sense of direction at all. Other times we think we know what we should do only to find out that we made a bad decision, so we need to change directions. As Christians, God promises us that He will guide us. There are so many verses that remind us of this promise. Two of the most well known are:
Psalm 119:105 – Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.
Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.
For seven years, I’ve been running up the escalator without stopping to notice that there was a light to guide my path. Kind of like life, when we run full speed ahead without taking time to acknowledge that God will guide us. Proverbs 16:9 reminds us that “we can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.”
At this time of the school year, my thoughts continually go to the graduating class. The next few years are so important, as the decisions that the students make will affect them for the rest of their lives. They need to decide where they will go to school, what they will major in, what job they will take, where they will live, whom they will marry, etc. These are some of the biggest decisions that we make in our lifetime. It is so important that our kids stay in God’s Word and look to Him for guidance. It’s so easy to stray from what God teaches us is the right way to go.
The next time you take the train, stop and notice the light that directs you to the platform. Let this be a reminder that God’s Word is a light to your path and that God will determine your steps throughout life. I find this reassuring. Please be praying for the Class of 2022, that they will stay close to Him during this time of transition and seek out God’s will for their lives.
Because of His Faithfulness,
Dr. Sharon C. Brobst, Director
“I am God, your God, who teaches you how to live right and well. I show you what to do, where to go.” Isaiah 48:17