The scene is familiar to many. I say to my wife that I am not going to stop and ask for directions. I know where I am going. After another half hour without reaching my destination the tension has risen. To some degree the GPS (with a male voice) now decreases that tension when driving in the big city.
I don’t really know why many men hate asking for directions while woman are quick sometimes to embarrass by asking the obvious. Maybe we don’t like to be like that kid in the class who always asks the dumb question. Maybe we have also experienced times when people were unable to give us simple answers.
Jesus made an interesting observation. He said, "I came into the world to bring everything into the clear light of day, making all the distinctions clear, so that those who have never seen will see, and those who have made a great pretense of seeing will be exposed as blind. (John 9:39) "
While skiing one day Peter Lord saw a couple of people with red vests, with the words ‘BLIND SKIER’. He thought, “I’ve a hard enough time skiing with two good eyes, how can they ski successfully with none?” They obviously had a guide with them telling them when to turn right and when to turn left. The guide instructed them when to start and when to stop.
Many people don’t really consider their final destination in life. They are on a journey and want to enjoy it to the maximum but don’t consider where it is all going to end. Getting in a car and just driving is very appealing at times. At some stage however it is nice to know where you are going to stop.
Jesus said to Thomas, "I am the Road, also the Truth, also the Life. No one gets to the Father apart from me. (John 14:6)”
Not only did Jesus tell us that we all have an eternal destination but He gave us the roadmap to Heaven. After He ascended to Heaven He sent His Holy Spirit to guide us and help us discern, and stay on, the right path.
We can continue on the road of life without asking for instructions or we can humble ourselves and get on the road to eternal life. Jesus paid a great price to ensure we are able to reach our destination. The Bible is the perfect map that clearly shows the way to Heaven.