our family, I am the
navigator. Give me a map and I’ll get us there.
A few years ago we bought a
GPS—a Ground-Positioning System. My life was made easier as I punched
in our destination and hit GO. We could watch our progress on the
screen, even noticing nearby lakes and rivers that we might not have
seen from the road. When we came to a turn, the GPS’s female voice told
us to turn either right or left.
We named our navigator Betty. We
talk to Betty, yell at her occasionally, and even tease her by
purposely driving in a circle in a parking lot, causing her to say:
“Please return to designated route.” In spite of every detour, Betty
perseveres and never gets cranky with us. Even if we’re on an isolated
road, we know she’ll get us back where we belong.
We now have maps on our phones
and computers. And I’ve often been thankful for a map in a shopping
mall. Where is that food court anyway?
We take direction well. We seek
let’s not forget about the
best navigator there is: Jesus. He provides each of us with His own
GPS: a God-Positioning System. He is always there to guide us. We can
talk to Him, yell at Him, and even tease Him by driving our lives in
circles. No matter what
do or what detour we take, God perseveres and never gets cranky with
us. Even if we’re on an isolated road, we know He will get us back
where we belong.
Never—ever—leave home without