Go to the Light
By Doug Bing, Washington Conference president
When I served as a pastor in a rural district in Kansas, I volunteered to serve with two different fire departments. One was for the small town where we lived and the other was for the surrounding countryside.
One moonless night our fire pagers sounded the alarm for a grass fire in the countryside. The fire chief and I arrived at the fire station first and took the truck. As we headed towards the fire with our red lights and siren blaring, the radio started to crackle with other fire units that were also responding. The fire chief was driving and trying to answer the radio calls that were coming in. One call came in asking for the location of the fire. The chief responded with the information.
The radio transmission must have been garbled. So, they asked again a second and then a third time! The fire chief finally responded with some exasperation as he looked towards the night sky fully glowing from the large fire and said, “Just go to the light!”
We are drawn to light. When we wake up at night, our eyes are drawn to whatever dim light may be in the room.
Continue reading to see how Doug connects his experience with the countryside fire with seeking God's light in our lives!