Last weekend our family took a camping trip in the midst of all this selling and buying a house business. My husband works midnights and had been awake for 38 hours at the time we arrived at the campground well after dark. It was a campground that was new to us so we had no clue where everything was located. My husband got quick little instructions from the guy that checked us in and no map was given to us. Needless to say we drove all around with one wrong turn and dead end after another. We stopped by the office again where I ran in got further instructions and requested a map of the campground. Even with that we lost the road we were on and could not really see the markers. We still ended up on the wrong site, but it all worked out. Miraculously our tent went up easily even in the tiredness and confusion. We had a nice no drama time other than the lostness we felt when we first got there.
If it weren’t for instructions from someone that knew the way, the map, and our headlights we probably would have ended up in the river.
This got me to thinking that this is such a picture of life. We are thrust into this world completely lost. When relying on our own strength and knowledge we really make one wrong turn after another. There is one light and only one light to guide us to our true home and that is Jesus Christ. Looking to His road map, the Bible, and getting instruction from others that are wise in His word are the best instructions. Most important is His light shining on our path in the direction we are to go.
The next morning we awoke to sunlight and could get a true perspective in how the campground was set up. Looking on with daylight it was no wonder we were confused. The road did disappear and the site markers were hard to find. Only with full day light could we truly know where we were. This reminds me of heaven one day when we get to see God’s Glory and plan in fullness. Jesus is the light of the world.
John 8:12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying,” I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”