Tuesday, September 27, 2011



The sun was sinking low in the west
as I walked the trail near the house.
Bursting through the thick growth of trees,
its rays painted their golden hues across my path.
Light transformed the ordinary 4-wheeler trail -
with its dead limbs and leaves amidst the greenery -
into a place of shining beauty.

I'm thinking a greater Light - 
The Light of the World -
whose golden rays of love
burst through the darkness and the deadness
and the ordinary-ness of our lives,
bringing beauty
and lighting our paths.

The Creator of Light Himself
bringing light into my life!
It's an incredible gift!
It's a life-giving gift
that just keeps 
giving
and 
giving.

Lord, help me never take your light for granted.
Help me to walk in it and live in it. I realize it's my choice.
I can't think of a better place to be -
close to You,
basking in the warmth of your love.
 But your light is not to be kept to myself,
  so help me to share it in our world 
that seems to be growing darker and darker.
Amen.

9 comments:

Maple Lane said...

AMEN! Beautiful thoughts and picture. Blessings to you this Autumn afternoon.

Ginny said...

That path is lovely, and I think the light is one big reason!

Mari said...

What a beautiful picture! I love meandering paths.
Great thoughts you shared as well!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Thanks Glenda... Your thoughts go along perfectly with that wonderful photo... Thanks so much.
God Bless.
Hugs,
Betsy

Karin said...

What a very special evening devotion this was for me! I'm off early to head to sleep! Thanks for the Light on my Path!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Very special post and what a lovely photos, I wish I was on walking that road.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Beautiful poem. I love the shape of the poem and the photo, too. This is so true. What a wonderful reminder, an encouragement. Thanks for sharing with us.

Nezzy said...

Amen sister!!! May we never take His precious light for granted.

Beautiful post sweetie!

God bless ya from the happy hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa! :o)

Sarah (Nikki) said...

I love your poems. And this path reminds me of the one near us.....the path that leads to a place where He speaks the loudest to me.