E-votional The Password
August 17, 2001
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me."

Saturday, I had a meeting to go to, this meeting was in a town to the northeast, Gilmer.  Now I knew the direction and even the basic area that Gilmer was in, but without a map or directions it would have been very difficult for me to get there.  The other thing is, where in Gilmer was the church we were meeting at?  At this point not only did I need the map to get there, I needed a map of where I was going and an address for my destination point.  The simple task of going to a meeting had become a little more complex than necessary.  Why didn't I just ask for directions from someone who knew how to get there?

Hear the Good News, Jesus offers us the directions necessary to make it to the destination we seek.  As we struggle and wrestle with our faith, frustration and confusion are two things that far too often interfere with our walk.  But we have a community of faith that welcomes us as we look and seek directions along the way.  "I don't really need to go to church, I worship God in private."  How many times have I heard that.  I guess these are the same people that don't need or want maps or directions for the journey's they undertake.  Wander around until the destination is reached, if ever.

Let me take this one step further please, what if, in the same way that networks and computers have passwords that are necessary in order to access them, . . . [J] [E] [S] [U] [S]  [Enter].  What a password!

God, there I am wandering in the wilderness of life, fumbling around like one who is in the dark or lost, and then you turn on the lights or offer directions.  What a difference You make in my walk and journey.  Be gracious to me as I seek to be faithful and follow the steps of Christ in my life.  Let me please share You and Your directions with others along the way.  Thank you Father, for all You have done and all You will continue to do in my life.  Amen.