“Give me your lantern and compass, give me a map, so I can find my way to the sacred mountain, to the place of your presence ….” Psalm 43:3
A mother once told her four-year old son, “If you don’t want to mind Mommy, then you don’t need Mommy, so you may pack your bag and go somewhere else.” A short while later, the little guy came out of his room wearing his backpack stuffed with a spare pair of blue jeans, his favorite blanket, a storybook, and Mickey Mouse. He took a few steps down the sidewalk, and turned to his mother, and with a serious look on his face, said, “I need a map.”
The picture I received of this special child showed a dejected young man, with the map tossed down on the ground. I wonder when fail to respond to God’s desires for us (and we all do), we resemble the disobedient child tossing the “map” that would help us on our faith journey.
When our spiritual path is no longer illuminated, we stumble around and can’t see the way back to God’s open arms.
Dear God, shine your light on my path so that I might never get lost on my life journey. Amen.