Southern Cancer Center’s “Bread Bite” series shares weekly words of encouragement and inspiration from local area churches. This week’s message is from Pastor Brock Bruce of Christian Life Church.
Have you ever gotten up in the middle of the night to get a drink of water or use the restroom? It’s dark, but you think, “I’ve navigated my way around this room and this bed a thousand times. I don’t need to turn on the lights.” Only to realize you should’ve turned on the lights? You bang your toe on the bed. You scream, waking everyone up in the house. You tried to hold it in but it just hurt so bad. A light would’ve been nice.
Solomon speaks to this kind of navigating in the dark. Solomon is talking about the darkness of life without a guide. No matter how much we think we can make it in the dark, we need the light. We see shadows. We fumble. We stumble. Darkness deceives us. We need the light. Solomon points us to the Word of God. He writes, “Your word is lame to my feet and a light to my path.” Jesus declares himself to be “the Way, the Truth, and the Life”. He says no one can know God apart from Him. Not only can we not know God, but apart from knowing God, we stumble about in the darkness.
Life needs a flashlight. Life needs the Light of Jesus.