PWTE Daily Devotion

Hope for the Lost

December 18, 2015

God has a search and rescue team to find us when we’re lost.

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 “Your word is a lamp to guide my feet
and a light for my path.”

Psalm 119:105 New Living Translation

You’d think that it would be easy to reach the summit of a 14er; just keep climbing and when you can’t climb any higher, you’ve reached the summit. That sounds good but it isn’t that easy. In fact, when everything looks the same, as it does above timberline, it’s easy to get lost and disoriented.

Mt. Sherman, Colorado

Mt. Sherman, Colorado

Rock cairns like these keep you pointed in the right direction.

Life shouldn’t be hard, right?  Just keep climbing. The problem is that sin points us in the wrong direction and eventually we find ourselves trapped. We’d like to believe that we don’t need help to live, but such is not the case. Every time we try to play god we end up in the wrong place.

Given that we end up in the wrong place, we can (and probably will) do the wrong thing. So instead of reaching the summit we end up in the pit of despair or some other place of desperation. We’d love to blame God for our problems, but we are responsible for ignoring the “cairns” of his Word. He doesn’t force us to follow his path.  He invites us.

The good news? There is no better search and rescue team than God’s Spirit. And there’s no pit so deep that the cross of Christ can’t reach us.

Copyright Douglas P Brauner

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