No batteries needed

light in the darknessJesus said, “I am the world’s Light. No one who follows me stumbles around in the darkness. I provide plenty of light to live in.” John 8:12-19

One of the fun things about being around little children is watching them play—especially after Christmas when they have new toys. Our toymakers come up with something neat every year.

One year my eighteen-month-old grandson, Mason, got a flashlight from Uncle Mike shaped like Thomas the Train. There’s an easy blue lever to push on the handle and then the light comes on, along with a couple of train whistle sounds, plus Thomas talks. One night, Mason bumped up against it in his crib. The light came on, and Thomas said, “I will light the way.” What a message for a child in the dark.

Mason knows God is the real Thomas the Train. As he grows and matures, he will only need to push the lever of prayer and praise and God will light his way. No batteries needed.

Dear Lord, thank you for being the light for our path during the night and day. Amen.




About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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