Saturday, January 07, 2006

Know His Voice - Day 7

Are you behind in your Know His Voice reading schedule? Well, breathe easier today then because it's a make-up day. There is deliberately no assigned reading today so as to give those who are a bit behind a chance to catch up. It also gives those who are right on schedule a chance to focus on readings of their own choosing. In the meantime, consider this . . .

As disciples of Jesus Christ in the world, we are a lot like the story that E. Stanley Jones told of the missionary in the jungle. He got lost with nothing around him but bush and a few cleared places. He finally found a small village and asked one of the natives if he could lead him out of the jungle. The native said he could. "All right," the missionary said, "Show me the way."

They walked for hours through dense brush hacking their way through unmarked jungle. The missionary began to worry and said, "Are you quite sure this is the way? Where is the path?" The native said. "In this place there is no path. I am the path."

Our path out of the jungle of this world is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We cannot ultimately rely on our own thinking or the thinking of others, but Christ alone who is our path.

Know his voice. Know Him.