Being in the dark can be quite eerie and sinister at times simply because the darkness cloaks the unknown and sometimes life presents times where we are simply in the dark. These dark unknowns create situations that can produce very fearful tense moments in our lives. When we are able to shed some light on the situation, we see clearly how to handle and deal with life’s unexpected problems. In God’s word we read “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalms 119:105 God’s Word sheds light on our life’s path helping us to live a meaningful life.
Once there was man who was petrified because of a frightening turn of events, the repercussions of which could mean his life would be in danger. This man took care of a jail that was struck by an earthquake causing the jail doors to be opened. This event could free the prisoners left in his care. He called for lights and rushed in to see if the prisoners were still in their cells. Two men of God awaited him: Paul and Silas. He fell before them and asked a question, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved”. He wanted words of light, he wanted light to be shed on his condition, and he wanted salvation. Paul and Silas “spoke the word of Lord to him”. The word of the Lord was just like in Psalms 105:105 where it says “a lamp unto his feet and a light unto his path”. When the jailer called for lights to see if the prisoners were still there, he unknowingly also called for the light of God. We all need to call for the light of God to shine our way in life, which is through his Word. The dark unknowns of life can be dispelled with the Word of the Lord. Acts 16:29-32
Once they had spoken the Word of the Lord to him, a marvelous event happened to him and all his household. After he believed in the Lord Jesus, a rebirth occurred and they were baptized, Gal 3:27. He rejoiced because he was no longer in the dark of the unknown. He had a lamp that would light his way. As we live our lives, let us always walk the path that is lighted for us by the Word of God.