Monday, August 22, 2011
Today’s Topic: Walking in the Dark
Today’s Text: Isaiah 50:10 Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the word of his servant? Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God.
Last week my wife and I spent a wonderful and relaxing couple of days camping with our shepherd group from church. The kids were great and stayed occupied with the sand and swings. The campfire was get going throughout the days and into the nights. The conversation with friends was stimulating and enlightening. We had a great time.
When the first evening of campfire chat had come to a conclusion, Denise and I realized we had not brought a flashlight with us to the campfire. It wasn’t a long walk back to our campsite, but it was very dark. I told my wife that it would be fine because I’m a bowhunter and I walk in the dark all the time when pursuing Bambi. After a subtle comment from someone around the campfire about me being in the dark all the time, we took off hand in hand to walk back to our camper.
When we got near it I told her to follow me closely because there were obstacles in the path that could hurt if bumped into. She grabbed hold of my shirt and walked right behind me, trusting me to keep her safe. I didn’t lead her astray, and we arrived safely at the door.
The next morning when I got up and read the next couple of verses in my study of Isaiah I was instantly taken back to that demonstration of trust when I read verse 10 – Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the word of his servant? Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God.
There is no further application necessary. You have sufficient insight from the Holy Spirit to apply the truth of this passage to your own periods of darkness. Let the Holy Spirit shed light on your path today.