Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)
I get lost, alot. In fact, sometimes I plan on getting lost. These "lost travels" are one of the ways I learn my way around a new place. As I wander I find new things. Stores or farm stands, river vistas, and country roads that offer wonderful views. I'm never permanently lost. I usually have a sense that if I just travel in one direction, I will eventually come upon a main road that will lead me back home. Traveling in one direction is the key. Traveling in the direction of Jesus is often the key to getting unlost. It is not that I know exactly what direction that is, or the roads that I need to take, there is no GPS to the spiritual life. Instead it is just knowing that if I keep going in this direction, the direction of love and kindness, the direction of seeking to follow Jesus. I will eventually find my way home, to the nearer presence of God.
Linnae Peterson, M.Div.