“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” (Psalm 119:105, NRSV) God’s Word leads us “away from evil and toward what is good.” It is the light beaming from a headlamp when we wander in a dark and broken world. We lament, “Lost in the night do the people yet languish, longing for morning the darkness to vanquish…” In all times, remember that the Word of God guides us. “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. (John 1:5)
Dear God, shine your light in my life to show me the way to go. Prepare my heart during this Advent season for the arrival of your Son. Use your grace through Jesus to push out the darkness from my heart, so that I may be a light in the world too. Amen
What are your current Bible reading goals to encounter the written Word of God daily? What is your experience lately with the Proclaimed Word of God (law and Gospel)? How do you see the Incarnate Word of God (Jesus) becoming flesh in your life?
-Rev. Sherry Van Lishout
(On-leave-from-call, Atlantic, IA)
 New Revised Standard Version
 Jacobson, Rolf A. Lutheran Study Bible: New Revised Standard Version. (Augsburg Fortress, 2009) Pg. 985
 “Lost in the Night.” Evangelical Lutheran Worship. (Augsburg Fortress, 2006)