Reading: Psalm 119: 105-112 (Click to read text)
Our church makes a point of encouraging families to remember and celebrate baptism birthdays with the relighting of the candle received at baptism. We added the giving of a small meaningful gift. One year the gift was a bicycle headlamp. Why? Well, for safe cycling at dusk, of course, and also as a reminder ~ Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119: 105. I thought it was clever at least.
Cleverness aside, the wisdom of the Psalm is true. I just finished reading, The Hiding Place, by Corrie ten Boom. Corrie was in her 50's when she and her family joined the Dutch Underground Christian Resistance movement during WWII. Imprisoned and sent to a concentration camp for helping the Jews, the scriptures led her and her family through the darkest of times and most dangerous of places. His strength sustained them through profound horror. Corrie spent her life reaching out to others with God's love and the Gospel message. Her path was certainly lit by His Word. --Ruth Gates, frequent Camp Mount Luther Family Camper
Closing: Watch this YouTube video of "Thy Word," by Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant.
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