My husband proposed to me at Cape Meares Lighthouse so I found a wedding invitation that had a lighthouse on it. It also featured a couple walking on the beach. I wanted a Bible verse on it as well and Isaiah 2:5 fit perfectly with the image on the invitation.
In the nearly seven years now since our wedding, I have reflected on that verse and whether or not it has turned out to have any special meaning in our family's life. Over the course of the last year, I believe that it does. I have come to realize that it is very easy to allow the circumstances of the world to overwhelm you and to be beaten down by the darkness of the world and the sin - intentional or accidental - that pervades it. I am beginning to realize that walking in the light of the LORD means focusing on Him, who He is and what He has done for us. It is intentionally looking to the light and not focusing on the darkness of the world. We are in the world but we are called to walk in it in the light of the Lord, with His power available to us to respond rather than react to the circumstances we encounter. It truly is a choice. We don't really know how God intends to use the circumstances He puts us in but "we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him" (Romans 8:28).
How would our lives be different if we really believed that, trusted that? I think we would walk in the light. And it is my goal to begin to do that, to walk in the light.