A Light To My Path

“The unfolding of Your words gives light;
It gives understanding to the simple.”

Psalm 119:130

Visualizing the Bible® Chris Harrison

Light is such a wonderful description of the effect of the Bible on the human heart.

I know, because forty years ago tonight as I read and discussed Romans 5, I became a Christian.  Through His Word, God led me out of darkness into light.  No other word depicts so well the work God did through the Bible that summer evening as I sat on the grass outside a college dorm.

Through the light of His Word, I met Jesus, the Light of the World.

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Visualizing the Bible® Chris Harrison.  Used by permission.  Click the image to enlarge.
This image was named one of the best science images of 2008 in National Geographic News. A poster of the image can be bought at HistoryShots.

“The bar graph that runs along the bottom represents all of the chapters in the Bible. Books
alternate in color between white and light gray. The length of each bar denotes the number of
verses in the chapter. Each of the 63,779 cross references found in the Bible is depicted by a
single arc – the color corresponds to the distance between the two chapters, creating a
rainbow-like effect.”

One thought on “A Light To My Path

  1. Light is the perfect metaphor. Forty years ago. Amazing how one remembers certain things so vividly. But then again how can one ever forget the light of God falling upon one suddenly. I don’t think there was a single moment for me but a gradual pull until I just got pulled in completely. Bless the Lord. May He shine a light upon you.

    I love this from Numbers 6:22-27
    22
    The LORD said to Moses:
    23
    “Speak to Aaron and his sons and tell them: This is how you shall bless the Israelites. Say to them:
    24
    The LORD bless you and keep you!
    25
    2 The LORD let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you!
    26
    3 The LORD look upon you kindly and give you peace!
    27
    So shall they invoke my name upon the Israelites, and I will bless them.”

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