It was the end of our summer break and my roommate and I were returning for our final year in seminary.
After driving several miles I asked, “Fritz, why is the sun shining in our eyes when we are supposed to be going west?”
Suddenly he realized that instead of turning right at the end of our driveway, he had turned left and we were going east and not west. Realizing our mistake, we laughed at ourselves, turned the car around and headed in the right direction.
No one can travel in the wrong direction and expect to reach the right destination. A wise Psalmist once wrote, “May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face to shine on us so that Your ways may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations.”
God has made His wants known through Jesus Christ, His Son who said, “I am the way!” Every person on earth is going “somewhere” but if they refuse His “where” they will end up “nowhere” and spend eternity in hell.
Some of those we know are traveling the “Religion Roadway.” They have respect for what is sacred but have not accepted God’s Son as their Savior and made Him their Lord. They are depending on “something” to get them “somewhere” in life but do not know that there is “Someone” who can save them and give them eternal life.
Everyone we know is on their way going somewhere depending on something to get them some place. But it is our responsibility to show them the right way - His way!
Prayer: Father, may we accept our responsibility as Your disciples to present the right “Way” to those who are lost. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 67:1-2 May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us— so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.