Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Ten years ago, my wife and I spent a wonderful and relaxing couple of days camping with people from our church. The children that were there were great and stayed occupied with the sand and swings. The campfire was 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 ended, 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 Denise 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, I opened my Bible and read these verses. “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.” (Isaiah 50:10)
Now read the words of Jesus in John 10:27.
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.”
Rejoice with me in the knowledge of this truth. As a sheep in the flock of Jesus, the True Shepherd is speaking to you, instructing you, guiding you, leading you, providing for you, and protecting you.
Today, and every day, rejoice that while you walk in the darkness of this world, you have one going before you that can be trusted to be followed, because He knows the way.