Skip to content

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.

Advertisements

From → Uncategorized

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.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: