“Your road led through the sea, your pathway through the mighty waters—a pathway no one knew was there!” Psalms 77:19 When the Israelites were finally freed from their slavery, they set out on a perilous journey to reach the land that God had promised them. Their futures were uncertain, and…
“And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.” Isaiah 35:8
When we were raising our family, we did not have a lot of money to spend, especially on entertainment. In those days, gas was not as expensive as today, so often on Saturdays, we would pack a picnic lunch and set out on a road trip. Sometimes we would go to the Airport and watch the planes take off and land. This was before there was so much security. Other times we would visit the lift locks and watch the ships go through.
But the most exciting times for the kids (and us as well) was when my husband would set out through the country, turning off on every little road that appeared. Sometimes we would come to a dead end and have to turn around. We never knew exactly where we would come out. Of course, the kids thought we were lost, but I am sure my husband knew approximately where we were, and we always made it back home safely. At my husband’s funeral, one of the children remarked that they grew up thinking all families went driving and got lost.
Sometimes in life we seem to get off on byways, things seem very unfamiliar, and we wonder how it is all going to turn out. But our driver, the Lord Jesus Christ, knows exactly where we are and He will steer us in the right direction to get us back on track and bring us safely home. All we have to do is trust the Driver.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, sometimes we get sidetracked, but we depend on your Holy Spirit, to lead us in the right way.
Devotion by Anne Johnston