“Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.”
Have you ever been in a place so dark that the only way for you to find your way was by feeling? Hands out in front of you; every step cautiously taken. Eyes straining to see into the darkness, as you feel your way along.
Finding our way in life can sometimes be equally as challenging. And over time, stumbling to find our way and traveling down dead-end streets becomes a way of life.
Jesus’ comment on this kind of living was this, “This is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil.”
Most of us; though (or at least I like to think most of us), yearn for the light, and therefore we should pray as the psalmist did, that God should send us light.
And God in the presence of the Holy Spirit, who lives within us, will open our eyes to new understandings of the truth and deeper knowledge of what He wants for us and from us in life.
This Advent season, as we wait expectantly for the Lord, let us pray that God will show us the way to follow. And give us the grace to let His light and truth be our guide.
May they show us what is right to do. And deliver us from the darkness of this world. Amen