Agnes, the GPS Lady
My friend and I took a road trip two states away over the weekend. I knew in general the way to our destination and because I don’t see well enough to point out turns quickly anymore, I am not a good direction giver. I assumed she knew the way. As we approached the bridge over the Ohio River at Louisville, I reminded my friend that the turn here was tricky. She nodded and I stayed quiet rather than be bossy.
She missed the turn. As I already said, I don’t see the signs quickly enough to help someone. After a while, I doubted that we were going correctly and casually stated, in a non accusing manner, “Are we on Interstate 64?”
Her quick reply: “No, are we supposed to be?”
“Yes,” I quietly informed her.
Now what? Kay pulled over as soon as she could, and out came “Agnes,” the GPS lady. Agnes deftly led us onto a quiet, two-lane road traveling south. Eventually we joined Interstate 75 and were on the most direct route again.
The serious Christian believer has a GPS called “the Holy Spirit.” When I get on a comfortable path and carelessly miss a turn, the Holy Spirit quietly pulls me back unto the right way.
That part of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, is a quiet and gentle part of the Godhead. Unlike Agnes, He is not bossy. If a driver simply pulls off to a rest area Agnes is busy recalculating, so she says, to find a route back to her liking. At least the Holy Spirit allows us wiggle room for diversions and gently directs us through God’s Word to the Way.
Praise the Lord, for giving us that gentle, quiet voice to guide us on our life journey.