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Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Psalm 25:4
I have a horrible sense of direction. No internal compass. As a child I was told my eyes faced north, the back of my head faced south, my left hand pointed west, and my right hand east. But no one explained they had purposely positioned me so this would be true. Later I learned to look for the sun. That gave me an idea where westward sort of was, so I had some sense of direction.
Today, we seem to no longer have a moral compass in our society. We have laws, but the goal now seems to be who has the smartest lawyer who can find a way for the law not to apply to their situation. Children are taught over-tolerance in school, to the point that all behavior is okay and acceptable.

When the Hebrew nation left Egypt, they had a physical guide–God’s compass-ion. Because He cared for them, He guided them safely in the way they needed to journey.

“Because of your great compassion you did not abandon them in the wilderness. By day the pillar of cloud did not fail to guide them on their path, nor the pillar of fire by night to shine on the way they were to take.Nehemiah 9:19
In our life journey, the Bible is our best compass. When we look to the Son, Jesus, as our example, we get our moral and spiritual bearings. He shows us which way we should go. He is the Way (John 14:6). Because of His compass-ion, once we accept him as our Savior, He embeds an internal compass in our souls called The Holy Spirit to be our guide.
I may not know north from south at times, but I know Who to look for to point the way, be it a decision I need to make, a direction my life needs to go, or whether I should just stand, be still and wait. I look for the Son.
If you are feeling a bit lost today, seek the Compass-ion of God. Let Him direct your path. He won’t steer you wrong.

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downloadShe came into the church office with worried eyes. “I lost my pearl earring Sunday during Church.”  She’d discovered it when she got home. After searching her apartment and car, yesterday she had come back up to  hunt around her pew and  still couldn’t find it.  I looked as well- nothing.  Today, when our janitorial service came, I asked them to keep an eye out for it. Instead of using their industrial vacuums, they painstakingly dry mopped the  whole church building with giant cloths. They found it!  I can still hear the joyous relief in her voice over the phone when I told her.

We are all pearls of preciousness to our Lord. He will search us out and find us when we are lost. Like our dear janitors, He will slowly and carefully hunt, always watchful.

My friend was unsuccessful in finding her earring and so was I. But I did two things  – I prayed about it and I asked the professionals to search for me.

If you know  someone who is lost, you may not have the resources to help them find their way back again. Remember this story. Our loving Lord knows what to do. Hand the job over to Him and pray.  After all, He paid the price for all of us to be found.

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls.  When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.” Matthew 13:45-46

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