Growing up, my grandparents owned a cabin in a church campground. I had been there several times and knew my way around the campground. The roads were easy to follow and if you followed the map, it was impossible to get lost. Going home one day I decided to take a “shortcut” and beat my mom and aunt home. I thought I knew better and I took off on a path through the woods.
All went well until I got to the road behind the campground. I had a choice turn left or right. Instead of asking for help, I went the wrong direction. Before long I was lost and confused. Still I refused to ask for help until an hour or so later, I became desperate. I remember praying for help when I heard a voice asking if I was OK. Looking up I saw a man eating his lunch. He knew I was afraid and once I asked he took me home.
Jesus was clear when he said I am the way. Isn’t it time that we quit looking to the things of this world and false idols? There is only one path to God and eternal life; Jesus.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help us always to listen to you and follow your directions, in the name of the one who is the way, the truth and the life, Jesus. Amen.
Today’s devotion was written by Steven King, Pastor of Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lincolnton, NC.