This week as we focus on the Word of God as our most important realignment tool consider the following:
Imagine that you are in the woods late at night, and it’s moonless and pitch black. You’ve failed to make it back to camp before sunset and now it’s so dark you can’t see a thing, or tell where you are. As you are groping around in the dark, you keep tripping as you try to find your way back. As you try to find your way you can’t be for sure you are going in the right direction. Anxiety begins to set in, and you begin to feel hungry and thirsty… and you realize that you have been out in this darkness for a long time. And as you roam around aimlessly, the more helpless you feel.
Then you remember you have a flashlight in your backpack and all of a sudden there is light! Now you are able to see for sure that you are on a wrong path. But this time you are able to see the rocks, roots, branches before you. You are no longer lost, and you are able to find your way home!
This my friends illustrates our text. May the message ring true in all of our lives.