“Lord, You light my lamp; my God illuminates my darkness.” (Psalm 18:28)
A human life is like a lamp full of oil. It has the potential for light, but it’s unable to light the lamp on its own. And there is only One who is qualified or capable of lighting it, and that is its Creator, the Lord. The Lord lights this lamp when someone turns away from sin and toward Him and decides to ask Jesus into his or her heart. Faith in Jesus thus becomes the spark, and we then have light in our lives.
This light of God in us illuminates the darkness, so that we can find our way. Have you ever considered what life would be like if there was no light at all and only darkness? If that were the case, there would be no life, in fact. The light of God not only lights our way, but it also helps us to show the way to others who are walking in darkness.
Jesus said that we are the light of the world. That is entirely because His light shines in and through us. He is the One who lights our lamps.
Lord, By Your light, show us the way today that we may follow. Amen.