You, LORD, keep my lamp burning;
my God turns my darkness into light.
Understanding what it means to walk in the dark may be something difficult to grasp for those who are accustomed to the ubiquity of public lighting in streets and avenues and who also have easy access to the power distribution network to receive the energy necessary to light their homes and workplaces. Until the late nineteenth century, people depended on torches, candles and oil lamps to light streets and homes. Perhaps some have had the opportunity to camp in a forest on vacation and know what lightning with a kerosene or propane gas lamp looks like. Compared to electric lighting, these lamps do not provide much illumination but they are certainly better than nothing. Lightning is a matter of personal safety. A threat or an obstacle that can not be detected in time implies a high risk or an accident for sure. Even if we know where we are going, if we can not see the road it will be very difficult to reach our destination. In any case, there is nothing like having some light to avoid having to walk in total darkness.
God tells us that his word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. If we, who have the precious word of God and the benefits of being sons of God, sometimes stumble and fall; Can you imagine what life is like for those who do not know even one letter of the powerful word of God? Our Lord Jesus Christ came into the world “to free from prison those who sit in darkness.” He said “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” Let us make sure, therefore, by our witness and our reliance on the power of the Holy Spirit to open the eyes of those who until now have been blind, that those who today are in darkness will to get to know the true light that enlightens every man. Let us not forget that we also were called out of darkness into the marvelous light of God. To God alone be the glory!