It’s been exactly five months since my car accident and I still plan in my mind how to get from point A to point B destinations on the road. I don’t worry as much when going to work every morning because I go the same way. A way that I feel is easy and trusting without having to sweat too much, especially when going through green lights.
I still freeze up a little at intersections, I just can’t help it. Which way will be easier? Will there be a lot of traffic? These are the questions that turn over in my mind before I get into my car.
We all have starting points in our life, getting from point A to point B. Those starting points may look like a lot of things. Like starting college and then graduating. It could be starting out in one position at work, then moving up into another position that you’ve been working towards. Maybe you’re going through an adoption process. Starting with a picture of a beautiful child who needs a family to finally bringing your child home. Points of references comes in all shapes and sizes.
I get a big kick out of our “neighborhood ducks.” They have it made. These fair feathered friends have two points of references every day. Walking across the road, getting from one side to the other…point A to point B. And, gliding across the pond, from point A to the other side point B.
We are all going from this life, point A to an eternal home one day, point B. And we are all traveling towards that day. But not everyone is traveling towards a home in heaven. I’m so afraid that some people just don’t get it. They don’t understand. For those of us who know Christ, we know that there is only one way.
“I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” ~ Jesus John 14:6 HCSB
Are we showing others the way? Do we reflect God’s glory for others? Are we pointing the way? Not pointing a finger, but pointing the way.
“Your life is a journey that you must travel with a deep consciousness of God.” 1 Peter 1:18 MSG
When we are traveling with a deep consciousness of God, we become more aware that we are indeed on a journey. Some days our journey is a little rough. Some days its smooth. But whether smooth or rough, we have our heavenly Father guiding us. We have this wonderful opportunity to point others to go on this journey with us. We’re not supposed to travel alone, but with others!
“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21 NIV
We may never know how much a warm smile, genuine interest in another, selfless act, or a cup of cool water in Jesus’ name may point the way from point A to point B to another.
“May the Master take you by the hand and lead you along the path of God’s love and Christ’s endurance.” 2 Thessalonians 3:5 MSG