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Friday, September 13, 2013

Faith Friday - Led by the Light



Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105)

(The following is a direct quote as I could not find a better way to state it)

A good followspot operator knows how to lead a performer. It's a subtle enough trick that you've probably never noticed at a concert or theater performance, but the spotlights move slightly ahead of the performers, leading them to their next location. It takes a lot of practice; the operators have to know where the performers need to go and how best for them to get there. Likewise, the performers need to be aware of their spot operators and choose to remain in their lights and follow the blocking laid out for them. When performers allow these technicians to lead them, the lighting looks smooth and enhances the performance. When performers make their technicians chase them, the lighting looks twitchy and distracts from the performance. 

This verse reminds us that God's Word is the truth by which our paths are illuminated. As we read the Word and apply it to our lives, we walk in the light, allowing God to lead us. If we choose to follow our own path, we often step out of the light and quickly find ourselves lost and confused. Thankfully, just as a good followspot operator always finds his or her wayward performer, God does not abandon us in our darkness; instead, he finds us again and leads us with the light that is his word. 
-- Rob Matthews

Prayer: Father God, illuminate the path of my life with your Word.

Isn't that indeed good news? God does NOT abandon us in our darkness. When it seems like God is far away as we go through our struggles (darkness) in life, He is really right there with us.

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