One of the things that stops my 3-week-old daughter Lucy in her tracks are lights. Especially Christmas tree lights. Mesmerized, her little eyes widen as she focuses her gaze on the menagerie of tiny lights.
I am aware that most babies are probably attracted to lights, but I still think there is a lesson here for us grown-ups. God is often associated with light, even calling himself the “Light of the World.” We often hear stories that when people get to the end of life, they are comforted by and drawn to a light that calls them home.
Forgive the obvious connection, but it seems to me that we get in the most trouble when we follow the dark paths, associate with shady people, and get lured down blind alleys.
Maybe babies intuitively know that the key to a content, captivating, and happy life is to follow the light.
The last half of 2008 ended with a lot of uncertainty, anxiety, and fear. In the year ahead, stay hopeful, keep your eyes on God, and I have a feeling that things will work out just fine.
At least that’s what Lucy tells me.