It is very hard to get lost today with GPS and Google Maps, or if you are a traditionalist like me, you could always use a map. But to tell you the truth, one of my favourite things to do is going on a drive and not quite having a plan. It might come from many Sunday afternoon drives in the countryside of Waterloo region as a child with my family.
When I lived on the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, I loved those sorts of trips. And it was really hard to get truly lost even without a map. If you went too far one way you hit water and you just turned around; too far the other way, the same thing, and in the middle was a highway that went right up and down the peninsula.
Sometimes I think we are too afraid to go on a journey without knowing all the details, without having everything mapped out. We are too afraid of the risks and the pitfalls.
But if we trust, we might just be delighted to see new ways, new truths, new life. And I think what God offers will be better than any map I might have in my glovebox.
Gracious God, help us to let go and trust. Amen. — BM