Walked snow-covered trails today. Four inches of fresh snow does an amazing job sound-proofing the woods.
Daytime strolls prove exhilarating during winter months. A nighttime walk on the same trail, unlit, feels quite different. Confusing, anxiety-producing, even fearful. Paths offer such contrasting experiences.
So many people find themselves on challenging journeys. Whether following a discernible course or not, everyone must navigate life. The luxury of a well-lit path is one few enjoy. Sickness, finances, relationships, accidents, poor decisions – the reasons life can feel dark stack higher than a streetlamp.
A flashlight or a phone light will, literally, help navigate a dark walking path. In a figurative sense, though, we can beam something better and brighter to light the way.
For yourself. For others. It’s not a new pathway through life, it’s a way to walk the path you’re already on. Show it, and others will notice. Share it, and others will wonder how. Along the way, the way won’t seem as long. Or dark.
Ancient wisdom says: “It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace…”
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David Staal writes, speaks, consults, and has filled a career with executive and leadership positions