“The Dayspring from on high hath visited us, to give light…to guide our feet into the way of peace.” – Luke 1:78,79
When we have the Light of the World giving us guidance, it is foolish to go off on our own, thinking we have no need for Him. “This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.” (John 3:19) Light pushes back the darkness, revealing all that is hidden in secret.
Unfortunately, many choose to embrace the darkness instead, rather than finding the freedom and liberation that comes from Jesus’ light in their lives. So many who have been exposed to the Light choose to forsake Jesus, as the disciples did when times got tough before His crucifixion. “A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave Me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with Me.” (John 16:32)
Our prayer should be this: “Since You are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of Your name, lead and guide me.” (Psalm 31:3) Asking for God’s direction means giving up control over your own life and allowing His Holy Spirit to lead you where you should go. It takes humility, but setting aside our pride to follow the Rock of Ages should be a comfort to us, rather than an imposition.