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Walking with the Lightning

December 19, 2011

Lost in the woods.

Not a good sound to that phrase, is there?  But it’s where  the young Howard Thurman was,  lost somewhere in the thickly-wooded hills farther from home than he’d ever been.  And it was beginning to storm.

Momentarily scared, he suddenly remembered some advice from a elderly family member for whenever he might realize he was lost: stop, be still, look and listen.

Howard stopped.  Was quiet.

When the lightning flashed, he looked around.

The third or fourth time doing this, he saw something familiar on the horizon, if only for an instant.

He began carefully moving in that direction.

Continuing this, he eventually arrived safely back home.

“The people who walk in darkness will see a great light,” promised Isaiah.

Today, when you get a flash of helpful insight, even a glimpse of a vision, try taking a step in that direction.

And I’ll see you back here soon.

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One Comment
  1. Janet permalink

    It is easier to see light when it is dark. Perhaps, we can give thanks in dark situations because the light shines brighter for us when we need it so desperately.


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