Tuesday, February 23, 2010
WHERE ARE YOU?
Several years ago I was driving through an orange grove and suddenly realized I had no idea where I was. The further I drove the more disoriented I became. In a near panic I called my husband, who happened to be on the golf course at the time. I was close to tears, and late for an appointment. The first words out of his mouth were "Where are you?" To which I responded a little more curt than I meant to, "If I knew where I was, I wouldn't be calling you." "Okay, honey, just calm down and give me an landmark." "I see lots of orange trees." I guess that didn't help him much, and besides that he was anxious to get back to his golf game. He knew if I continued driving, as long as I stayed on the main roads, I would eventually get to a familiar place. This morning while reading my morning devotions I came across a familiar passage in the Bible. Isaiah 65:1 I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me. I was found by those who did not seek me. To a nation that did not call on my name I said, Here am I, here am I. Reading that passage in the Bible brought me a great deal of comfort, just knowing even when I'm lost, no matter where I am the Lord is always with me. And isn't our life like that too? As long as you follow the Lord's path you will eventually come to a familiar place. Not only that, my husband bought a GPS for me a few years ago, so even when I'm driving around lost in the orange groves, I know I'm not really lost. Just like my life, the Lord is always with me too.