road ends

You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness.  2 Peter 3:17

Have you ever been driving on an unfamiliar route following a GPS only to be led astray?  You start to get the feeling you are off track but you continue to follow the device’s instructions.  Did you ever keep going longer than you should have because the device told you to?  I spotted this sign on a ride one evening.  “STOP- GPS is wrong. Road Ends Here”.  It struck me as funny because it was posted in front of  what looked like a little path that was clearly no longer a road.    It seemed obvious that the road ended yet people must have kept going enough times that someone felt the need to put up the sign to clarify the point.  

Sometimes when we travel life’s road we don’t see the roadblocks ahead. We might be so  focused on what we are doing in the moment that we don’t see that we are getting off track.  Or perhaps we are so determined to follow  the  advice we were given that we keep trudging along not  looking around at our surroundings to see that the advice is not accurate. 

Much like a faulty GPS we sometimes  get off track and follow the wrong guidance.  What seems obvious to a discerning onlooker is not clear to us.  Isn’t  it nice when we come upon  a warning sign and realize we need to turn around?

The Bible is full of warning signs. If only we take time to look for them.  Safe travels to you!

Photo and Reflection: Marge McCoy

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