When I was working in the darkness of a coal mine as a young lad I needed a light to show me the way and to allow me to move safely. Once when my own light went out I needed someone else to bring the light to me, I needed a presence. Without a light my life would have dissolved into blackness.
Slowly I began to see this was true of my daily living; I needed a light, I needed guidance, and I needed a presence. All the biblical images concerning light had a new meaning – God offered me a light, guidance and protection, but above all he offered me his presence. I made the choice and turned to the light. Much of my understanding of God would be through images of light and of glory. I looked to Jesus as the Light of the World, as bringing light and hope to my life. I was still free – I could choose to walk in darkness, I could turn my back on the light, and being human I often did just this. However, I know walking in the light is the only sensible option. From my late teens I chose to walk in the light that God offered. Through good and bad times, through times of struggle and failure, I still tried to know I was, I am, in the light and love of God. Walking in the Light is my own way of affirming the presence of God and turning to the Light.
Each day of our lives we are faced with making a great variety of choices and we have the freedom to choose. Choose the light. Sadly most of us fail, not by deliberate choice, but by default; we choose neither darkness nor light but wander between the two. Choose light and choose to live each day in awareness of God.David Adam
|Name||Walking in the Light|
|Size||190 x 125mm|
|Date Published||7 Jan 2005|