One traveler said that when he is preparing for a trip, one of the first things to be done is to get out the road atlas; study it intensely to learn the best routes; determine the number of miles he will have to travel; pick out interesting places to visit; decide how far one can get in a day and estimate expenses. On the journey, the atlas is his constant companion which he consults many times a day. This is done with a focused attitude, for a traveler can’t make any headway without an atlas.
Like the highway traveler, we as Christians are on a long Journey which many times lead us through hard and difficult paths. …Yes, there are crossroads we encounter and have to pass through to the right path … if one is to get to the right destination. Then again, we encounter diverse needs in life which require solutions; and as a Child of God, solutions to be made according to God’s teaching.
However, like the Samaritan woman who requests Jesus Christ… ‘Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water ’; how many times do we go before God with a quick fix in mind?
In this spiritual journey, you and I need to diligently study and continuously consult the Word of God for guidance in decision making. As we study the Word we learn that it is not only a lamp for our feet, and a light on our path, it is much more than directions in our Journey.
‘It is described as: sweeter than honey (Ps.19:10; 119:103); rain and snow (Isaiah55:10,11); fire, hammer (Jeremiah 23:29); water (Ephesians 5:26); a sword (Eph. 6:17); solid food (Hebrew 5:12); a mirror (James 1:23); milk ( 1 Peter 2:2)’. Guidepost 2012.
…Yes, the word of God is rich and deep with answers to our questions in this spiritual journey.
“Teach me Lord, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end.” Psalm 119:33