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How to Walk in the Dark Psalm 119:105-112

How to Walk in the Dark

Who is in you is stronger than what’s in your way.


If there’s anyone who knows how to walk in the dark, it’s Erik Weihenmayer. He’s been blind since he was 13, yet he’s climbed Mount Everest and kayaked the Colorado River from Colorado through the Grand Canyon. Sometimes, we feel as though we’re walking in the dark. Weihenmayer is not the only one who has some thoughts about this. The psalmist does, too.



For material based on today’s gospel text, see “The Most Influential Person Who Never Lived,” July 13, 2014.


Erik Weihenmayer is an amazing athlete and adventurer. He’s kayaked all 277 miles of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, which, according to one source, is “considered one of the most formidable whitewater venues in the world.” He has climbed the “seven summits” of the world, that is, the highest mountain peak on all seven continents.

He has climbed the face of El Capitan in Yosemite ...

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