Having the Right Light for Our Journey

“Come and let us walk in the light of the Lord.” (Isaiah 2:5)

Yesterday, the Holy Prophet Isaiah invited us to “come” climb a mountain in order to draw closer to the Lord (Isaiah 2:3). Today, he explains how we will be able to see the path clearly to make this journey: “Come” walk in the light of the Lord (Isaiah 2:5).

Have you ever been deep in a forest on a pitch-black night? Hopefully, you were camped and not trying to hike out. Unless of course you had a good headlamp or flashlight to show you the path. Without a source of light, we would get lost or injured in no time.

The path of our Lenten journey can be darkened by the things around us and we need a light if we are to climb the mountain before us. Without the right source of light, we are not going to make it up this mountain. The Holy Prophet points us to a valuable source of light in the preceding verse:

“For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the Word of the Lord from Jerusalem.” (Isaiah 2:4)

Indeed, the Word of the Lord is the very light we need on our journey. It couldn’t be stated any clearer for us than in the precious words of Psalm 119 (118):105 –

“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

Every day of our Lenten journey, let us immerse ourselves in the reading and study of the Holy Scriptures. Let us read more than we normally do as we draw closer to the Lord. May the Light of the Word of the Lord illumine our path when any darkness begins to obscure our way. A good journey today my brothers and sisters in Christ.

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