This was a different route than usual for a weekday and as such the time of day made the darkness more pronounced. Usually this place is reserved for weekends and later hours.
But there I was, outside of where is typical for me most mornings and where there is hardly any light.
I clearly remember approaching darkness as I was leaving the cushy comfort of a well lighted path.
Concern welled up in me. I was afraid.
I talked to myself about what it was I was feeling.
Why this fear?
There could be . . . deer, or skunk. (You know, the real scary threats!)
Soon after identifying to myself that there isn't anything to be afraid about, I felt peace wash over me.
Words bubbled up in my mind with a suddenness.
"I will follow you where ever you go.
Even in the darkness, I will be there."
And just as suddenly, I was in the darkness. Yet, it wasn't so dark. I could see.
There was light enough to be right where I was at that very moment.
Where ever I go, He will be. Where. Ever.
Today He knows where I'll go. What dark path I'll find myself choosing to curiously explore or run down.
Yet, His love never fails. Never stops. Never lessens. Ever.
I need not be afraid. Not even of myself.
His Light is truly that bright.
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