“And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:20b
I read a devotion earlier this week that reminded me of a time when I was on a survey crew near the South Platte River near Big Springs, NE. Three of us were armed with a machete, a hatchet and a range pole and were following a line the transit was sending us through dense brush and small trees as we approached the river; clearing a path for future travelers in years to come. The devotion told of a man on an African safari deep in the jungle and the guide had a machete and was whacking away the tall weeds and thick underbrush. The traveler, wearied and hot, asked in frustration, “Where are we? Do you know where you’re taking me? Where is the path? ” The seasoned guide stopped and looked back at the man and replied, “I am the path.”
The survey crew and the guide were both clearing a path for others to follow. The attached photo is of the path from the kitchen to the school at Chincheron that is used every school day and every Sunday. These two students are carrying a pot filled with rice and beans for the students in that school who are ‘guides’ for others along their path who are seeking the reason for their Hope and asking the same question “where is the path.” Sometimes we ask those same questions well. We ask God, “Where are you taking me? Where’s the path? He may give us a simple nudge, but that’s all. If He did give us more, we’d be confuses, cause it wasn’t our idea. Like the children at Chincheron, we’ve seen the pathway to Jesus, our Rock and Salvation. And as He tells us in the above scripture, He is with us always, to the very end of this age. Be a guide to somebody today and prayerfully consider supporting a feeding program through Trinity/HOPE.
Heavenly Father, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.
May God be with you…Jay