Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105
Have you ever tried to walk in the pitch dark? Not evening, sort-of dark, but the no-light, pitch dark? It is hard! You don’t know where anything is located, and you often step on something or run into something. You also don’t know what is right in front of you, and you have no way to find out. David says in the verse above that God’s Word is like a lamp and like a light. God’s Word gives us a way to see our feet and to see our path. God’s Word shines a light on where we need to go and how we are going to get to where we are going. Sorry to say, but God’s Word will not shine a light in our path of light by just sitting on the table at home?! God’s Word doesn’t work that you get credit for having the material. Rather you need to open it, read it, learn it, and allow it to be a light for you. As a church, and as your Pastor, the church is called to show you the path and to show you the light of God’s Word. We do that already in many ways. We turn on the ‘lamp’ when we read and preach the Word of God in worship. We ‘light the path’ as we hold Bible class, Sunday School, in home bible class, and much more. That isn’t enough for me! I want you to have a chance to hear the Word of God throughout the week. Starting last week, I started to record short devotionals, and I am putting them of Facebook for you to watch when you have a free moment and have the ‘lamp’ turn on as you hear God’s Word. All the videos will be on the Zion Lutheran Church page on Facebook. ‘Like’, ‘Follow’ and ‘Share’ these videos, and be encouraged in the faith by the church, even throughout the week! May God bless you as you continue to grow in God’s Word!
To HIM be the glory!
Pastor Nathan Grewe