Finding Our Way Home – Focus Scripture: Hebrews 10:39
My husband and I were driving back from an outing the other day. Allured by the balmy day and the scenery that stretched ahead of us, we decided to take an alternate route. We drove along for quite some time before my husband decided that we were lost.
“No, we are not lost,” I responded. “We can’t be because somebody already blazed this trail and set up signposts for us to follow. Now, all we need to do is slow down and pay attention.”
Instead of absent-mindedly wandering down streets and backtracking, we began to take notice when we had passed a certain way before. We knew that if went down that road again, we would arrive at a dead end. We remembered that if we made a right turn at a particular intersection, we would reach a waterfront. On the other hand, if we turned left at that juncture, we would reach the open highway that would lead us to our destination. So we directed our attention to the markings and the memories we accumulated on our journey. Before long, with calmness and confidence, we found our way home.
I submit to you that these same insights can be used to guide us through life in general. There is nothing new under the sun. Somebody has already blazed the trail. Somebody has already pioneered the way. Somebody has already lived through what we are experiencing, suffered through what we’re feeling, and engaged the enemy in the very same battles we are fighting. Jesus has already shown us a glimpse of the Truth beneath the truth. And those of us who follow Jesus have stored it up in a variety of warehouses so that it can be passed along from one generation to the next. Now, all we have to do is slow down and pay attention if we are to find our way home.
Eternal God, help me to remember that I am never lost or alone as long as I follow you. Amen.