Getting lost is something that comes naturally to me. At times I feel as though I was born with no sense of direction or the ability to use a compass.
Once, while driving my sons to a birthday party, they could sense I didn’t know where I was going. As I looked at the slip of paper in my hand that contained directions and an address, and looked from side to side at a four-way stop sign, not knowing what to do next, my eldest son said, “Are we lost yet, Dad?” He knew if I wasn’t I soon would be. His confidence was inspiring!
Fortunately, a police officer on a motorcycle saw me looking at the piece of paper and offered to help me. With compassion he asked, “May I help you, Sir?” Of course I said, “Yes,” and with a great sign of relief gave him the address of the party. He gave me careful and complete instructions. Then, looking at me and realizing I had no idea what he was talking about said with great compassion, “Never mind. Follow me, I’ll get you there.”
And it worked. In a few moments I looked at the name and address on the mail box and knew that I had arrived at my destination safely.
In the maze of life with its constant confusion and complex choices we often need help. David said, “I cling to You; Your right hand upholds me.” Jesus, realizing our lost condition said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. Follow me.”
God keeps those safe who follow His directions.
Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for the directions we find in Your Word that provide us a map for life’s journey. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 63:8 My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me.