One day, we headed off to go see some caverns. At one point on our tour, the guide warned us that she was going to turn out the lights so that we might experience total darkness. She gave us a moment to prepare for what was to come. Then she turned out the lights and we were plunged into total darkness.
If you have ever been in darkness beneath the surface of the earth, you will know that under ordinary circumstances, this would be a fearful thing. You can see nothing. Your eyes do not get "used" to the darkness for there is no light whatsoever.
However when the guide turned out the lights and plunged us into total darkness, I had no fear for several reasons.
My husband's hand had closed around mine just before the lights went out. He didn't want me to slip off into the darkness! LOL! I knew I had my friends Blest and B2Y standing right next to me. I could hear them next to me and knew they were still there even though I couldn't see them either. I could hear the voices of others around me as well as the voice of the guide. I was not alone. There were a number of people right there with me.
The guide had control of the light switch. She knew how to turn them off and... most importantly, she knew how to turn them back on. I have no doubt she had an emergency back-up source of light such as a flashlight in the event that something went wrong and the lights would not come back on.
Although I had never been in those caverns before, our guide knew them well and she knew how to lead us safely out of the darkness.
As we followed the path through the caverns, I noticed there were hand rails along them. Should something have happened to the lights and our guide , we still could have found our way to safety by holding onto the railings. They would ensure that we were still on the trail and had not wandered off onto the wrong path.
This path called life often has many twists and turns. Sometimes, it even runs through dark valleys. We might not even be able to see the path at our feet or our hands in front of our faces but... God does. He intimately knows this road we must travel and we can confidently place our hands in His; willingly following Him wherever He leads.
Oh, why can you make out images in the dark? LOL! Because this was taken before the lights were turned out, just beyond the area of light.
Great blog, dearest K.
I'm thankful for the wisdom that you continue to share here, with us all.
I know that God is with me, even when the light at the end of the tunnel is quite dim.
Much love in Christ,