Sunday, May 23, 2010

Prying My Hands Off the Wheel. . .

While on our recent vacation, our route to Boston took us through Manhattan. It was my turn to drive. Thankfully it was about 9:30 at night, so the traffic was light.

We had borrowed a GPS system from a friend at work. We nicknamed the British accented voice, "Daphne". Daphne told me almost every turn to make, taking me through what appeared to be a complicated and convoluted route by a series of twists and turns in the road.

When we finally made it out of Manhattan, I felt as if I had to pry my hands off the steering wheel, I had gripped it that tightly. What would I have done without Daphne at my side to tell me to turn right or left? How would I have made all those turns and twists without her?

"And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left." Isaiah 30:21

How many times in my life have I come to a point where the road is convoluted and complicated where I couldn't tell which way I was supposed to turn? Without the guidance of the Lord in my life, how would I have known which way to go? How would I have possibly known the right way? Thankfully we have a Guide more sure than Daphne. Without power from the car, Daphne will "die". Eventually, without upgrades, her knowledge will be obsolete. Our Guide is eternal, everlasting and always perfect.

"As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: He is a buckler to all them that trust in Him." 2 Samuel 22:31

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