Last week was filled with so so much goodness. But even with an abundance of good and great people and events to fill my time, I had my moments of feeling a little jostled by the busyness of life.
At the end of a particularly full day, I decided to go for a run to clear my mind before settling in for the night. I took off on a city trail that winds along the river and through forests of trees.
Though gorgeous, turns out this trail probably wasn’t the safest route to take considering the daylight was quickly fading. I was getting worried I wouldn’t make it home before dark and I’d be eaten by a wild animal or scared out of my wits by a night-time trail stalker when I came past a clearing in the trees and a light in the distance caught my eye.
I couldn’t help but to think of the well-known and loved words of our Savior:
“I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
I’ve probably heard that scripture verse hundreds of times, but this time it resonated deeply in my heart. What a humbling thing to know that our brother and Savior will always stand with us and light our way if we will only choose to look for and follow His light. Sometimes we may feel we’ve wandered far enough that His light is only a glimmer in the distance, but a light in the darkness can shine through miles of fear and unknown.
Today is the perfect time to choose to be grateful for the light of life and to choose to walk in its light!