I've written a little bit of fiction but this is a true story.
TRUST IN THE LIGHT
Life was good for the runner. Each day on the roads and trails
brought joy to him as he confidently moved along, bathed in the light
that surrounded him like a halo. All around were hundreds of stars,
some a bit brighter than others, but there were a special few that shone
with a magnificent glow, surrounding him in their warmth and brilliance.
Such was the comfort that the light brought to him that even in the
darkest of night the light was like a full summer moon casting shadows
on every step reminding him that he was never alone.
Then on a day that seemed like any other, without warning one of the
lights suddenly vanished and his world in an instant had become much
dimmer. The runner was stunned, not able to comprehend what had just
happened and then just as quickly another , then another and yet another one flickered and was gone.
He stopped dead in his tracks asking himself why? What could have caused
this to happen? This can't be real ! I must be in a dream, no a
nightmare. With the disappearance of the light , his world seemed to be
turning to twilight. He turned to the remaining bits of light as if to
ask for help in understanding but they too began to fade, then recede
and in a moment they were gone. All that was left were the many tiny
stars that seemed so far away with the exception of one that stood out a
Barely able to see now in the near
total darkness, in desperation he turned and tried to find his way back
from the direction he had come. For hours it seemed he
stumbled along searching for some faint glow that may lead him back to
where the light may have gone but there was not a glimmer to be seen.
Near panic came over him and several times he fell as he searched in
vain until at last he collapsed in a heep as despair and the darkness
crept over him. Cold , alone, confused and feeling that all hope was
lost he tried to make sense of it all. But there were no answers, just
silence as dead as the darkness around him. Inside he felt like the
black pitch of the deepest cavern, a place that sadly he had been before
but had trusted would never enter again. But now his thoughts had
turned even darker if that was possible.
And then, he
noticed there was a faint glow coming from behind him. He turned to
face it as it came nearer and began to gain in brightness and in an
instant he recognized it as the bright star that he had always enjoyed
watching from a distance as it streaked across the sky. Ever closer it
came until it shone so brilliantly that he was nearly blinded and like a
fire it began to warm him. A voice came seemingly from the light
directly to his heart and simply said, "I believe in you". Slowly he
stood, still feeling a bit confused. He turned back once again to the
direction from which he had come and all he could see was total
darkness, blacker than coal and it sent a chill down his spine. Then
turning once again to the light, it was as if the star had read his mind
as it softly said "trust me". And he looked around and there was a
new path opening up before him full of hope and promise. He had no idea
where it would lead him but he began to run, slowly at first but soon
with confidence he began to push the pace and joy filled his heart. He
would trust inthe light.