Old preachers frequently help churches. Usually, these churches are without pastors, but they often fill in when the pastor is sick or on vacation. Rural churches often need this type of help, especially the small ones.
Today was my day. The church was in the middle of nowhere, and only the members knew how to get there. Even hawks, rabbits, and foxes found it hard to find this church.
Directions to the location were simple, or so I thought. Turn left after getting off the Interstate. Go 5 to 6 miles and turn right. In another five miles, you will see the brick church with stained-glass windows on the right. Sounds simple. Right? Well, not for me.
I made the first left, and things were great. After eight or so miles, there was no church. I turned around to backtrack and made another turn. Turn right, then after three miles, I turned around again. Stopped at an intersection to make a phone call and to receive new directions again. After several more miles, I turned around again. I picked up my phone and asked GPS for directions to the church’s address. Bingo! I could follow these. I arrived at my destination in minutes and was on time. That’s good, since I was the speaker.
The moral of the story above is that technology isn’t bad if you’re willing to use it. New ways can be good. Making changes can enhance your life. However, technology doesn’t teach life principles, but the Bible does. My lesson is to use technology when it applies, but stick with the Bible to live right with God.
One thing is sure: the Bible will help you if you’re directionally challenged in life. The Lord knew Bible principles would always be better for our lives. Don’t waste your life by wandering in the wrong direction. Ask God for help and make a U-turn. Life will be easier if you do.