I pass by this little church on my drive home from work in the evenings. I’ve never really noticed it much before. It was only when the dark winter nights began to set in earlier in the day that I saw the little window at the top illuminating a bright yellow light with a cross shining in the darkness. During the day you might pass by and not even know it was there. But at night, it shines brightly against the dark sky for everyone to see. My work commute takes me through winding country roads that are narrow and hard to see when the days become shorter than my work hours. I don’t look forward to those long drives home in the evening when it is cold, dark, and dreary. But now, I look for the landmark along the way, this brightly shining cross, as a reminder that God is there to guide my way in the dark and bring me safely home.
“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
This little church is called Providence Baptist Church located in northern Georgia. It was built in 1834 and is still an active church today. During the Civil War, the church members took up a collection and bought Bibles to hand out to the soldiers who were in the darkness of war. Its light is still shining today.