Tuesday, 21 October 2014

No Green Arrow = CHAOS!

Our city of Maritzburg is not know for her major traffic jams. Usually if you wait in traffic for 10 minutes that is considered to be a long delay. Coming to work this morning seemed to be quite different. It looked like there was a lot of chaos on the roads and I wondered if there had been an accident or perhaps a problem with a traffic light.

In the end, it was just a minor problem, that ended up causing major chaos. The arrow indicating a "right turn" into Cleland Road wasn't working, which caused a huge backlog of traffic. People began to get frustrated and then I noticed drivers trying to take the law into their own hands. As much as I was irritated sitting in the traffic, I was suddenly struck by this thought:

"We need the green arrow to direct us. When there is no arrow - there is chaos! Surely, God is like that green arrow in many ways. God points us in the right direction. God shows us the way to go, and at the right time and when we obey his direction, there is order in our lives."

Are you perhaps missing the 'green arrow' in your life today? Why not ask the Lord to be the centre of your life again and to guide you into his truth? God is wanting to bring order into our lives, not chaos.

Joshua 3:4 - "Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before."

Proverbs 1:5 - "...let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance."

 Thomas Merton - "I was not sure where I was going, and I could not see what I would do when I got [there]. But you saw further and clearer than I, and you opened the seas before my ship, whose track led me across the waters to a place I had never dreamed of, and which you were even then preparing to be my rescue and my shelter and my home."

Living in Grace


John van de Laar said...

Thanks Delme,

This Merton quote is beautiful!


Delme Linscott said...

Always appreciate the thoughts and feedback John. Blessings bud.