Lisa Nichols Hickman listed four verses for just reflecting on how the margins of the Bible serve as a ring of light. Psalm 119:105 is the second one I am considering. This response is a bit more personal.
It’s hard for me to read these words without thinking of the Amy Grant song: “Thy Word Is a Lamp unto My Feet,” which really takes me back in time. When I was in seventh and eighth grade, I was part of a singing group called the New Spirit Singers. Now just about every church has a contemporary service (and many only have a contemporary service), but in the 1980s it was kind of a new thing to sing contemporary Christian music in church. This is among the first praise songs I learned, and I have such vivid memories of singing it to the startled congregation in church. We always woke everyone up!
As I thought about how to illustrate this verse, many ideas came to me. I thought of drawing a path with a light post. But I found that I kept coming back to this time in my life when the Word of God came alive to me in such a powerful way. Just for fun, I started looking through old pictures, and to my surprise, found a picture of me from 1987 standing by a lamp post and wearing my New Spirit singers shirt.
This seemed like a good opportunity to use Tai Bender’s retro stamps. The page got a little messy, but putting it together was a good reminder to me of how blessed I’ve been to always have God’s word in my heart to shape me and guide me.