We’re All Like Kids in the Woods at Sunset

When I was a little kid, I enjoyed exploring the woods with my friends. One long summer day, we stayed out running under the tall pine trees a bit too long and venture into the woods a bit too far. With the sun setting, one of the boys pointed out the obvious – it was getting dark and we were far from home and a bit lost unsure which way was home.

Thankfully, one of the kids remembered that the sun set behind his house every night. He suggested that we should walk toward the light and that if we walked toward the light we would be walking out of the dark woods until we safely arrived at home.

Without a better plan, in faith we ventured out running through the woods toward the light of the setting sun. Looking back, the woods behind us was growing black as night was coming quickly. Scared, we ran as fast as we could toward the fading light. Thankfully, our friend was correct and following the fading light we got out of the dark woods and made it safely home.

In John 12:35-36 Jesus says that we’re all like kids lost in the woods at sunset saying, “The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going.While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.”

Is there any area of your life right now in which you are walking toward the darkness rather than running toward the light?

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