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.

6 comments:

Karen Lange said...

Good thoughts! I find myself in a familiar setting sometimes even, still wondering 'where am I'? Thankfully the Lord shakes me out of my tumbled thoughts and shows me what He has for me.
Blessings,
Karen

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

A relative once said as long as I could stop and ask for directions I wasn't really lost. The advice always comes to mind when I'm on unfamiliar territory.

How nice we can always stop and ask the Lord for directions!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Thanks Karen for your comments. I used to get scared when I was lost----the stronger my faith became the less my fear. Funny how that works--:D
Hugs and blessings
Katt

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Susan, my husband always says that too---except when I used to call him on the golf course! ha ha
Hugs and blessings
Katt

Joylene said...

This happened to me once, 26 years ago, to be exact. I felt the same way you did, terrified. So, I took some deep breathes, (this was before cellphones) and promised Jesus if He got me safely where I had to go, I'd rededicate my life by getting baptized again. He did, and I did -- on a cold winter morning in front of the congregation -- my minister dunked me in the pool under the podium. I'll never forget it.

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Oh my goodness Joy, what a testimony! Getting lost is scary---but not as bad as it used to be with cell phones. One night, in fact the night Jenna was born, I was driving my son's truck in Colorado. I took a wrong turn at 10:30 p.m., it was raining, my cell battery was beeping, and I had no idea where I was. I never did make it to the hospital, but after an hour or so I made my way back to their house.