“Thy word is a Lamp unto my feet and a light unto my pathway” Psalm 119:105 KJV
Every day I walk the same route. I start from the house and then I cross a bridge and continue to take the road ahead of me. Last week as I was walking I came to the usual bridge and I started up a road that is lined with trees on both sides, it always reminds me of a tunnel. Up to this point in my walk I can hear and see the sea as I am walking. When I start down this road its seems as if the sea fades away and the only thing I can hear sometimes is the birds chirping. Normally, I can”t wait to get out to the other side so I can hear and see the sea again.
On this particular morning my mind was turned to thinking about tunnels and how we focus so much on getting through them. Then, I heard a whisper in my heart
” What about the Light in the Tunnel?” and immediately I heard the scripture:
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path” Psalm 119:105.
Hmmm! We have been taught to focus on the goal at hand, not to look around because somehow you might get distracted. You have to get through it and things will get better (that is the prevailing thought). So we keep our heads down and we keep pressing through. Society and media have portrayed tunnels as dark terrifying and confusing places that hold only fear and danger, where we are stumbling and fumbling trying to feel our way through. Our one thought, our one focus is the light at the end. That’s it, nothing else!
But what about the light in the tunnel? Some would argue that there is no light in a tunnel and before today I would have probably agreed but I was given a new perspective. Suppose the light that is being spoken of is the person that gives you a hand, a smile, a kind word on the days that seem to be the darkest. It could be something as simple and as profound as a thank you or an I love you. A plate a food, a comforting word, a roof or just simple companionship. It could be the one abiding truth that God is with you and you are not alone!
I heard someone say the other day about the difference between truth and reality. The reality is you are in what seems to be a hopeless situation. The truth.. His word is a lamp unto your feet and a light to your pathway. Look up and look around, everyday there is a light that is helping you get through your tunnel time. We have all had them! Take every step with his word and watch him take you right out of that tunnel. Be grateful and acknowledge those lights!
The light in the tunnel will become so bright you wont even know when you are out of it!
This is the other side of the tunnel! Isn’t it beautiful!