inspired by (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=OExXItDyWEY&vq=medium)
The satellite navigation system is turned on and the screen flickers to life. The driver anxiously presses several keys before allowing the gadget to take full control. A voice beams through the small device and begins to give the necessary directions, "Follow the road 100 yards ahead then take a right turn". The driver listens intently to the commands and drives accordingly to the instructions that he hears, in the intent he will reach his much needed destination. He glances up towards the monitor several times making sure he is driving in the right direction. Many minutes pass before the car pulls to a stop and the driver sighs with relief. With a slight grin on his face, he turns the machine off knowing inside he has fulfilled his mission.
Everyone needs direction in their lives. We all start out in this world as a small baby with no directional skills. It is our parents responsibility therefore to teach us and show us which way to go.
How can we be sure then, that what we teach is the right thing? By consulting the One who knows the way. Our Father in Heaven. He has provided us with our very own personal satellite navigation, His Word and be listening and following the commands, we can be sure that we are on the right course, destined for eternal life. I am immediately drawn to Romans 10 verse 14:
"How then can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they
believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear
without someone preaching to them?"
In the video, the young boy asks the shopper, "Where is the line to see Jesus?" Would we know? Would we be able to direct them using our satellite navigation?
Christmas is a time for celebrating, sharing and caring, so lets light up our children's life this year with the perfect present. His own personal gift from God.
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