Recently, Faith Passage was asked to lead worship at the Tree of Life church in Hamilton. While we have played at many different events and at various churches, we had never led worship, but we felt that God was in this so we accepted the invitation. Pastor Dan Broxterman asked us if we could do Amy Grant’s “Thy Word” during the service to tie in with his message. This song, which has been around for decades, is so simple but so powerful at the same time. It’s funny how “things” come into our minds and lives and sometimes we don’t really see their significance initially. Brian and I are constantly praying about the mission of Faith Passage and about what we should be doing with our ministry. This song is helping us understand the scope of things. At dinner this weekend, our dear friends Kim and Felix Russo, tried to help us make sense of the mission of our ministry. Felix quoted this verse: “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” Psalm 119:105. Hmmm…the same verse that the song we were asked to sing is based on. He explained it like this and it has really stuck with me. When you are on a path – or trying to find a path – and using a lamp, the lamp does not illuminate the entire path. Rather, the lamp lights the path directly in front of you – just a little bit at a time. Faith Passage may not truly understand where our path is leading…but we are following God’s lead…His word is our lamp and it is lighting the way for us. We cannot always see the “big picture” but we trust in God’s word and know that He is guiding our actions and our direction. I am thankful for Pastor Dan for requesting such a beautiful song, and thankful for friends like Kim and Felix who offer wisdom and advice. Faith Passage Ministries will continue to follow the path that God has laid out for us as we walk in His light.