Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Thankful Thursday--Maps

When we were getting ready to leave our final hotel to head to the airport, I asked the guy at the front desk for the best way to get to there. The directions he gave me didn't seem right--didn't we turn right, not left on that street to get to the interstate? And didn't the interstate go by the airport? And they didn't match the printed directions from the hotel, either--they had us just go straight on the first road.

It was hard to trust his words. In fact, when we stopped to get gas, I dug the maps out of the suitcase in the bottom of the trunk.

Turns out the guy was right--it was the shortest and fastest route. But I felt so much better when I saw it for myself.

Now it would be nice if we had a map for life?

The good news is, we do!
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105
I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

So this week, I'm thankful for:
--the Bible, our road map for life.
--Jesus, our personal tour guide. With Him, we'll never be lost.
--Martin Luther and the Gutenberg Press, for putting The Map in the hands of the people in words they could read.
--a great vacation
--a smooth re-entry into "normal" life

Please share your thankfulness with our new host, Lynn


Lynn said...

Hi Ann,

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105.. Amen girl.. Amen... the road map for life. I really like this.. Thank you for a wonderful post this day. Have a great TT. Hugs.

Rocks said...

I love that verse :) I am praying also that God will give me a passion to love the WORD like David :)

Happy Thankful thursday!

L Harris said...

thank you for the reminder!

Pia said...

happy TT and blessings to you, ann.

Denise said...

Amen, well said.

Bogie said...

Thanks for sharing... Bless your heart!

Jerralea said...

Thanks so much for sharing this - the bible as our road map. Sure frees us up for the journey when we know where we're going!

God bless!

Debra said...

Praising the Lord with you for His Word!!

Blessings to you!

Laurie Ann said...

A resounding AMEN! I loved your post! Happy Thankful Thursday!

Bonnie said...

What an awesome analogy! Amen!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.