So it’s Sunday morning and the Guest Pastor is wearing a lampshade on his head. (Yeah, that’ll happen when the Senior Pastor is stuck on a plane with the mission team trying to get home from Texas.)
The lampshade is one of those ivory-colored, flute shaped (well, upside-down flutes) where the circular opening at the top is 6-8 inches across then opens out to a wide, wire rim to support the shade.
Walking in the light of God’s word and knowing his ways…..this is the Scripture he shares with us:
Pastor D. also shares from Psalm 119, verse 105 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path,” then reaches into his crinkly, blue Ikea bag. When he pulls out the lampshade, a lightbulb goes off (sorry about that)–what a perfect illustration!
Unfortunately, there is no long range spotlight that goes down the pathway of my life 150 feet in front of me. No, at the most, it may be only a ten foot radius at my feet. And the path forward is actually difficult to see (as the lampshade is covering my eyes). However, with my view down at my feet I can clearly see the path before me a few steps at a time.
And if I’m stuck? Can’t see what’s next?
He admonishes us, “Go back to the last time you said ‘yes’ to God (or ‘no’). Start there. Then move again. And again. And again.”
Here’s to taking the next right step as He lights the way in the dark.