Meditation Monday #3

“Now to him that is able to keep you from falling…”

Jude 24

Why is all this “crazy stuff” happening these days? I cannot count how many conversations I have had where this question has been asked or implied. We could so easily be disheartened by the news. So easy in fact, that we  might even forget our God is able. We forget that He gives us interior resources and guidance in His Word to confront the challenges of our lives. 

Some of the most encouraging and honest words of those in trouble, words that confess the “ableness” of God, can be found in the Psalms. Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith found the Words of Psalm 119:105 to be offer such encouragement. “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path”.

 In 1984, the two were spending time in a wooded retreat center in the Rocky Mountains to work in a recording studio. One late evening, Amy found herself lost while walking in the dark to find her cabin.  She was afraid. Eventually Amy saw a small beam of light in the window of what turned out to be her cabin. We can only imagine how she felt when she got inside. The next day she wrote the now popular lyrics to “Thy Word”. Like Amy, we too are invited into the light that is always there whether or not we remember it.

Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path
When I feel afraid
Think I’ve lost my way
Still you’re there right beside me
And nothing will I fear
As long as you are near
Please be near me to the end

“Thy Word” – Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant