My good friend Brad Sullivan showed me the road to the preacher getaway to which I have made extensive reference recently in this space.  But I needed to leave the event early, so I drove home alone.  And I got lost.  As in, I didn’t know which road to get on, what direction to go, or even where to find a decent WiFi signal so my phone could educate me properly.

I needed a map.  Something I could hold.  Something made of paper.  Something that did not plug into anything. 

It has been a while. 

And judging from the lack of maps at the only gas station I could find on my circuitous path, I’m partaking in a trend.  Maps are out.  But sometimes, a map is exactly what you need.

Long story short, I found enough bars to call Tracie, and her WiFi was fine.  She gave me the one “right” or “left” I needed, and I was good to go.  Not that I disliked northern Alabama at all, but I was glad to put it behind me.

Your instincts and experience will fail you occasionally when trying to get from point A to point B.  You need something reliable and impartial, something that does not change with circumstances.

You probably think I’m talking about the Bible here.  Congratulations, you’ve cracked the code.

God’s word is truth (John 17:17).  It shows us how to get where Jesus is (John 14:3).  You could go it alone and drive around in circles for your entire life, getting nowhere. 

Or you could read the map.

Sounds like an easy decision to me.