I had a delightful afternoon on Monday with my seven year old granddaughter. We watched the film “The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave.” The film featured a great little song sung by Reba McEntire, “Look for the Light.”
It was a joyful song, childlike, but full of wisdom. We could learn a lot from these lyrics:
When you’re stuck in a hole and you don’t know where to go,
When it’s too dark for you to tell your tail from your toe,
You wonder which way is wrong and which road is right,
The best thing for you to do is just look for the light.
Look for the light, one little spark,
A little bit of hope to lead you out of the dark;
Somewhere deep inside of you, it’s shining so bright,
All you gotta do is look, you gotta look for the light.
Look for the light, open your eyes;
You never know when you’re going to find a surprise;
Some things may tickle you, others may bite;
Listen to my sister, mister, come on and look for the light.
If there’s a wall, sometimes you bump it;
A big ol’ rock, you have to jump it;
Maybe you’re tired, maybe you’re scared;
But the only thing you have to be
Is be prepared…
To look for the light and you’re gonna see
You will find your way eventually;
And you’re not alone, ’cause you’ve got me;
Don’t get lost inside your head;
Listen to your heart instead;
Open up and let yourself be led;
Come on and look for the light.
Oh, look for the light.
We would all do well, especially when we find ourselves in a dark place, to look for the light.
“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'” (John 8:12)