I have been doing some chaplaincy work at a local medical facility that has a large campus with several buildings. During my first couple of weeks I got lost on more than one occasion. Luckily an understanding staff member provided me with a map of the campus. That has helped immensely! Last week as I was walking across the campus a visitor stopped me and asked where the auditorium was located. I didn’t even know we had an auditorium! I remembered my map and took it out of my billfold. After some study and a little head scratching I was able to answer their question. I was so glad I had been given my map! And I was so glad I had it with me.
The situation served to remind me of the directions and instruction available to us in God’s word. I like how David describes the scriptures in Psalm 119 as “a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” God has given us His word so that He can provide us direction in all situations. I pray that in 2019 we will always keep His word with us and turn to it regularly so that the Lord can lead us and guide us.