We have heard that the way is straight and narrow. As we age in maturity and wisdom, this appears to be truer and truer with each passing day.
Think about traveling on an open highway and we approach an overpass that gives us the option to go in a myriad of different directions. If we have a map, we can carefully look for the proper exit in order to reach our destination.
However, if we are unsure of which route to take, we simply sigh, “Oh, my!” We must make a quick decision and at our earliest convenience, pull over to a safe location and check our Map Quest. Then, we can get on the road that we will take us where we are trying to go.
As in life, if there is only one narrow route, it’s easier to stay on course. Yet, if there are multiple choices, chances are that we might lose our way. If we find that we are indeed lost, we may have no idea of how to get back on track.
Recently in the news, two young girls (sisters) became lost out in the rough terrain. The older sister recalled what she had learned from her 4-H Club. She was told that that if she became lost, she should stop and stop wandering. Wandering could only make her more lost. So, she and her younger sister, stayed where they were until they were fortunately found within two days.
This is such a great life lesson for all of us. If we find ourselves feeling lost and off-balance, we need to simply stop like the young sisters. We should take the time to think things through and allow the fog to lift. Eventually, we will see with a vivid clarity, if we don’t give in to despair.
We can graciously fall back into alignment with the natural order of things and trust the Holy Spirit to put things aright again. Then, we can climb back onto our straight and narrow path as we make our way to our comforting home base.
Lynn M. March 9, 2019