Getting Lost and Being Found

I’m usually pretty good at finding my way around, but I remember one time when I was heading to San Francisco International Airport.  I always allow myself plenty of time to get there, and that day was no different.  Because of construction, I went a different route and ended up lost in a neighborhood that was reputed to be very dangerous. I could see the freeway above me; but had no idea how to get onto it.  Time was passing and I was scared, not only because I was in a place where I shouldn’t be, but because I was at risk of arriving too late to catch my flight.

I pulled up to a stop sign and a car pulled up next to me.  He looked at me with that “what are YOU doing in this neighborhood” expression.  Swallowing my fear, I lowered my window and told him.  “I’m lost and trying to get on the freeway to SFO.  Can you give me directions?”  He said, “Follow me.”  Seeing no alternative, I did.  And he led me to the correct freeway onramp.

I could’ve stayed lost and wandered around down there on the ground looking for the way to that highway in the sky, but that man became THE way to the Freeway.

I hope you won’t stubbornly wander around, trying to find your own way to eternal life.  You’ll never reach heaven without faith in the One who made the Freeway for you.  If you’re lost, lower your barriers and ask Him to lead you.

Jesus is THE way to heaven, and there’s only one onramp:  faith in Jesus Christ.   If you don’t believe it, read John 14:6; 1 Corinthians 3:11, Acts 4:12, 1 Timothy 2:5, Proverbs 14:22.  Well, just read the whole Bible from beginning to end to know who He is and why we need Him.  And remember:  Without Him, you’re lost.  Seek and be found.