I’ll admit to a moment of panic. I was in Brazil, traveling with two other people, one of them Brazilian. It was comforting to travel with someone who knew the language and knew exactly where we were going. We were taking a flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro. Instead of walking through a jet way, we rode out to the plane on buses. As luck would have it, my colleagues were placed on the first bus, while I had to wait for the second one. I wasn’t too concerned, since I knew that we’d still end up in the same place. I calmly watched their bus depart, then boarded mine and left to join them.

    But, when I got on the plane and found the row where our seats were, my friends weren’t there! That’s when I felt a twinge of panic. I knew they had to be on the plane, yet I couldn’t find them anywhere. I had no idea how to get to where I was going, and I had no idea how to find the people that did know. I quickly turned to one of the stewardesses and asked her, in Spanish, if this was the plane to Rio de Janeiro. Speaking Spanish in a Portuguese-speaking country is a desperate ploy, but she understood my question and assured me that I was on the correct flight. She continued to give me further information in Portuguese, but I was no longer trying to understand her, as I saw my colleagues coming through the door of the plane. For some reason, their bus had taken a long time in getting from the terminal to the plane. I was in the right place after all.

    Luckily, when it comes to our spiritual lives, we can always know the way.

    On the night that Jesus was arrested, He told His disciples that He was going somewhere to prepare a place for them. He told them that they knew the way to where He was going. Thomas replied, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” And that’s when Jesus spoke these famous words: “I am the way and the truth and the life.” (John 14:3-6)

    Not knowing the way is an unpleasant feeling. It’s all right when we can depend on someone else, but when we’re all alone, feeling lost is pretty scary. Luckily, when it comes to our spiritual lives, we can always know the way. Jesus is the way. We can put our trust in Him, knowing that He will always take us where we need to be. To get past our feelings of being lost in this world, all we really need to know is Jesus. – Herald of Truth

God bless you all and have a great week,


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