Matthew 5:14-15 “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.   Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

I had traveled all day in a bush taxi and when I arrived in the city, it was too late to get transportation home. So I began hiking the ten miles to my house without the light of the moon or a flashlight.

I trekked quietly along the dark trail, and suddenly I walked into an African man and let out a blood-curdling scream. His abrupt appearance had startled me.

The terrified man fell to the ground screaming. “No! No! Don’t do anything! Please do not do anything to me.”

My heart pounded wildly. After assurances and apologies we went our ways in opposite directions.

Then I prayed aloud in Jesus Name.

The most perilous part of the journey was the last two miles before my house. The grasses were tall and the road full of potholes and ravines, making it a difficult hike in darkness.

Suddenly there was light! I met some girls carrying a bush lamp. What a wonderful glorious light it was!   I saw the faces of the children, the path in front of me to my home, the trees, bushes and rocks. With that light they escorted me to my home.

Lord Jesus, let us be lights in this dark world.


About celestecharlene

I served as a medical missionary in West Africa for thirty years treating the sick and establishing health clinics in rural neglected areas.
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