the world may not be what we want
but it’s okay, we all feel that way
at least once a day
our lives may not be what we planned
but it’s alright, we’ve still got time
to work on this, our lack of faith
the sun may be behind the clouds
but if we try, our eyes can see
the silver lining just beyond
and if the darkness spreads abroad ’til we can’t walk
using our sight
we’ll run and let our guide be another light
oh, there’s another light
oh, there’s another light
when the doors are shut right in your face
you’re out of place and suddenly it’s night
reach for the ember in the corner of your mind
make it a fire, let the Savior’s warmth keep you alive
oh, another light
He’s a light that never fades
nothing else can take His place
you wonder how you’ll make it through another week
but you always do
you can’t explain the emptiness inside your soul
and how it fills
until it’s full
God’s in control more than we know
we may not have everything
but what we have is what we need
not a light of the world
there’s another light
He’s all we need
and that’s fine with me
Let’s face it, more often than not, life is not how we want it to be, and it usually doesn’t go as planned. Whether in our own lives, the lives of our family and friends, or the lives of those around the world, the world seems to be fighting against us. What guidance does the world offer? Nothing that results in much good. Most of the time, when we follow theworld’s guidance, we end up in a darker situation than where we started.
So what do we do when we can’t see a light at the end of the tunnel? Thankfully, there’s another light. This light is Jesus Christ. His light is eternal and never fades. His light can penetrate any darkness. It leads us into His presence, whereas the “wisdom” of the world only leads us into the chains of Hell.
We read in the first epistle of John, chapter 1 verses 15 through 17,
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
The wisdom of the world will pass with time, and everything and everyone that is allied with it will pass as well. If we expect to get through this life, we need to cling to the only Light that can brighten any path.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. (John 1:5-6)
Only in Christ we have life and light. The world cannot offer such things to us because Jesus Christ is truly all we need. If we rely on His light to guide us, everything will be taken care of. We may not have everything the world has to offer. We may not have a nice car, or a big house, or a large bank account, but it’s alright. These things will pass anyway. What matters is that we hold on to Jesus Christ. He is another light. Through Him we can have all we’ll ever need in life.