By Rosie Moore

“You really do light up my way, Lord! Whenever I feel myself groping in the darkness of uncertainty, confusion, or fear, I turn to you, and you enlighten my mind to the truth and show me the way through. I depend on your guiding Holy Spirit and your Word to illuminate my heart and mind with truth and wisdom for making right choices. How lost I would be without you! So, I look to you again today to light my way, dear Lord. Please come and light up my darkness.” This paragraph is from “My Daily Psalms and Prayers” book that I read every day.

It seems as if I am always asking God to do this, to do that, not realizing that He will do what He has planned for us. However, can you imagine living without light? It is impossible, for it’s such an everyday occurrence that we depend on it automatically. All we have to do is click a switch, and it’s there. Push a button, and it’s there.

In January, 1879, Thomas Edison, in his laboratory in Menlo park, New Jersey, built his first high resistance, incandescent electric light. It worked by passing electricity through a thin platinum filament in the glass vacuum bulb, which delayed the filament from melting. Still, the lamp only burned for a few short hours. I have no idea how to understand those last few lines; it’s too intricate for me, however, I’m glad Mr. Edison did it. And he wasn’t the only one. There were a few other inventors who established the light bulb but were not successful.

In 1802 an Englishman invented the first electric light bulb and there were many other inventors, but no designs emerged for commercial application. A lot of lamps were too bright for practical use. Then Mr. Edison came along and did it right.

Let us thank God that He gave Mr. Edison the light for our darkness on earth, while at the same time He gives us Light through his Word for our lives.

Thought for the day: Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalms 119:105

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