“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth
and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
I have to admit that one of my favorite apps on my mobile phone is Google Maps. I never had a good sense of direction, but I no longer need one. As long as there’s cell service, GPS navigation points me in the right direction, recalculates when needed and guides me on my way. It doesn’t matter if I am in a car, on a bike or on foot. How did I live before my maps app? I’d guess which way was next, because I didn’t want to admit I was lost! But admitting you’re lost, whether it is to yourself or someone else, is the first step to getting back on track. This is certainly the case with our faith. When we’re on the wrong path, we are always able to start over with God when we admit it and ask for help. In fact the season before Easter historically has been one in which the church and individuals take stock of their relationship with God. The Bible shows us if it were not for Mary Magdalene’s turning at the sound of Jesus’ voice calling her by name, she would have missed the Easter celebration. We certainly don’t want to be left weeping in the darkness at an empty tomb and miss the celebration.
You and I arrive at the celebration by following the voice that calls us by name.
We find our way beyond the brokenness of our lives and the brokenness of this world, because Jesus has found us. We rise beyond heartache and sin by following the One who is risen. Jesus is the Way that guides us, the Truth that shines the light, and the Life that overcomes sin and death. Let the Lord navigate for you. Go ahead. The Lord will direct your path.
With peace, joy, and love in Christ,