John 14:6 – Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (NIV)
"I don't remember going this way before," I remarked to my husband, who was busy piloting our small car down a twisty dirt road through the back woods of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.
"Neither do I, but the sign back there pointed us in this direction."
"I wish we had a road map," he added wistfully. For the next few minutes, we wound our way up and down hills, around corners, and across one-lane bridges. No houses dotted the landscape, and no electricity lines led down the empty long lanes. The road narrowed to a single track. Dust blew up around the car. It was hard to see our way. "Are we going to end up in a dead end, in the middle of nowhere?" I asked.
"No, not if we can find a road sign," my husband assured me. Finally we arrived at a crossroad, and, on the corner, was a faded road sign.
The trip over the back roads reminded me that, sometimes in the journey of life, it is easy to doubt that we are on the right path. The road is narrow and dusty. Our throats become parched, and we feel like we've lost our way. But, when we started our journey, the arrow on the signpost read, "Jesus Way", and pointed in this direction. Obediently we must continue to go in this direction. Often we don't know what lies ahead, but we do know the Master Who has mapped the path, and we can be assured that it will lead us to the very place where Jesus lives.
Prayer: Dear God, remind us that You are our guide through life. Help us to seek Your direction signs and follow Your leading every day. Amen.