Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A Light in the Darkness

There was a time before cell phones. Hard to conceive, I know. Back in those pre-historic times, the engine in my auto just quit on a desolate, dark highway, miles from home. Fortunately, the road was straight, the country flat, and far up the highway, a dim light shone. It was cold, and the icy wind whistling through my clothing made the moments that much more desolate. But, I kept walking to the dim light. There was nothing else to do; nowhere else to go. As I kept on the straight path, over time, patiently plodding forward, the light got a little bigger as I got closer. Finally, after walking well over a mile, I arrived at a fully lighted intersection with a pay phone. In thinking of that event long ago, I thought of the scripture where many disciples left Jesus and He asked the disciples, "Will ye also go away?" And Peter answered, "Lord, to whom else should go? Thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God." The Gods of earth won't get me home. There lights are like fireflies, blink here, blink there; gone. There is only one Way. For me, there is no other Light in the darkness of which to follow. And, I have found that the longer I go toward Him, the closer I get. As the line from the song say, "the longer I trust Him the sweeter He grows." Praise God.