- Where is the darkest place you've ever been?
- What did you do to see?
- How important is light in your life?
Reading: John 8:12
Have you ever gone caving? Have you ever gone down in a cavern with no light and walked around the rooms and trails that have been made over time? When I was a teenager, I had the opportunity to go caving. It was a good experience. We were told to take two flashlights a piece. I didn't know why. But I soon found out when were down in the depths of the earth it was extremely dark. If your flashlight's batteries died, you better have a backup.
Caves are indeed very dark places. No light at all shines there. Some people's lives are like caves. They do not have the light of Christ in their lives.
In her later years, my grandmother had a rechargeable flashlight she kept next to her bed. At night, when she needed to use the bathroom, she used the flashlight to find her way down the hall. In the morning, she would plug her flashlight into the kitchen receptacle to charge it up for the next night. It was her daily routine.
After her death, my family was standing next to her gravesite. We were engaged in a group hug and my dad, her son, remarked that Grammy no longer needed her flashlight. Now, she had the light of Christ.
We can all have the light of Christ lead us. If we follow Him, we will not walk in darkness-- no matter if we are in a cave or need to to see the way to the bathroom at night. --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Pray for those who are living in darkness.