Weekend thought

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SATNAV systems are wonderful inventions when they work properly. The problems start when there are conditions ahead that the system is not aware of.

I had such a problem in trying to reach the house of a friend I had not been to before.

I had travelled around 80 miles and got to within half a mile of the house when the road was blocked.

The satnav refused to accept that I could not continue, despite me arguing with it, and kept insisting this was the way that I should go.

Needless to say, I eventually found the way using the old fashioned method of asking somebody.

Maps are little better where road closures are concerned and even asking the way can often result in a shrug, blank look or worse, a wrong direction given.

By far the easiest way is to follow a person who knows the route, then it is easy.

Of course, this relates to travel on the roads, but what about the journey through life?

As we head into the new year, perhaps we are a little apprehensive about what the future holds and the way is not clear.

Jesus said: “I am the way.”

If we are happy to have someone to follow on the road, how much better to have the Lord Jesus himself to lead us into the year; after all, he alone is the one who truly knows what the future holds for each one of us.

Jesus called his disciples to follow him and they gave up all of their old way of life to do so.

Today, if we earnestly desire to follow him too, and ask his direction, we will never regret it.

He says: “Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, this is the way, walk in it,” Isaiah 30:21.

Have a wonderful year.

by Brian Pearson