Day 41: Monday, April 15th, 2019

“Jesus said, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

Even though the word LIGHT is mentioned in the Bible many times and I have memorized several verses about light, there was one night when I was very thankful for the light from a 40-watt bulb.

My husband and I enjoyed watching the sun set over the Grand Canyon early one March without any thought about how quickly dark would come. By the time we boarded the last bus for the ride back to the bus terminal, it was pitch black. Being the visual person that I am, I was completely disorientated with no light to guide us. The moon was visible occasionally, but the tall pine trees and the cloud cover prevented it from being much help. We were totally alone with no idea how to get back to the
parking lot where we had parked hours earlier. We walked hand in hand trying many paths, only to realize we were in the wrong parking lot since no car lights came on when we clicked the key fob. After what seemed like an eternity, in the distance I spotted that bare bulb at a concession stand we had passed as we entered the area where we could catch the tourist bus. We walked carefully as if the next step could be yet another wrong path; we finally found the place where we had parked. The above verse came to mind when we eventually found our car…the only one left in the parking lot!

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank You for sending us Your only begotten son to be our light not only that night at the Grand Canyon but throughout our lives. May we follow Your only son all the days of our lives and not walk in darkness. We know that You will guide or footsteps as we seek to follow You. Amen.

Contributed by Mary Pinson