Words from the Heart for Saturday February 16th, 2019
He went ahead of you on your journey. He was in the fire at night and in the cloud during the day. He found places for you to camp. He showed you the way you should go.
Deuteronomy 1:33 (NIRV)
Showing Us the Way
An Inuksuk is a figure made of piled stones or boulders constructed to communicate for humans throughout the Arctic. Traditionally constructed by the Inuit, inuksuit are integral to Inuit culture and are often intertwined with representations of Canada and the North. Inuksuit are placed throughout the Arctic landscape acting as “”helpers”” to the Inuit – they show the way on difficult terrain. Among their many practical functions, they are used as hunting and navigational aids, coordination points and message centres.
With the introduction of GPS some years ago, and navigation systems more common in cars, maps are not nearly as common as they once were. Whatever the technology, humanity has always needed help in getting from one place to another. This is so in the physical sense and even more so in the spiritual. As the people of God wandered through the wilderness for 40 years, Deuteronomy 1:33 tells us this: “He went ahead of you on your journey. He was in the fire at night and in the cloud during the day. He found places for you to camp. He showed you the way you should go.” The Lord is always the best GPS. He created this world and knows every nook and cranny. As long as we are following Him, we will never worry about being lost. The Lord led the Israelites, found the best place to camp and each day took them where they needed to be next. He will do the same with us. He leads us by His word, the Bible, and by daily experiences that help lead us in the journey He has planned for us.
These have been words from the heart.