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The "Mapquest" to heaven
by John Urs
3/04/2007 / Travel
Every time I have to travel to a place where I've never been or I've not been there lately, my favorite place to find directions is mapquest. Everything looks so easy, you just key in your location and your destination and with one click you get the precious directions. You get the shortest way, the fastest way, the mileage and the time of traveling.
Sounds great no? Yes, it makes all so easy But traveling isn't that easy and when you start to travel you find out that there are certain unpredicted things like a traffic jam, an accident and sometimesthe wrong directions. Most of the times mapquest is giving you good directions, but sometimes you get some wrong directions too.
I remember traveling to Georgia and right at the end of the travel I got lost. I was lucky to have my cell phone with me and I've called my friend who gave me the right directions. The reason this is happening is because new roads are made every year and sometimes mapquest is not yet updated.
For example I live for more than 2 years in the same place and mapquest still can't find my address. It's true that is taking me very close, but not to the right place.
Everybody need directions in life and not only directions, but the best directions. You want to take the best decisions for you, and never miss your opportunities and reach your full potential. But let me ask you a question: Have you always taken the right decisions? Have you always got the perfect directions?
Few years ago USA designed a peace plan for Middle East, it was called "The road map". They were determined to follow it and to bring peace in that troubled area. I don't know if that plan worked or not, but I know is not peace in that area now.
The truth that is we are not getting always the best directions and we have them we fail to
follow them. The Bible says that "There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end
is the way of death." (Prov 14:12) or other version says "That many ways seem right to a man" . Yes it is true so many ideas we have, advice we receive from others, teachings we listen, education we receive, all of them seem to be the answer to our problem. It's only when we start the travel following them we find out that they aren't perfect and our soul is still empty and restless.
We have such a great responsibility on our shoulders, our decisions will not only influence our present and future on this earth, but will influence our eternity. We have a mortal body, but an immortal soul and Jesus says that our soul is more valuable than the whole world "For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?" (Mt.16:26).
Where do you look for answers? Where do you look for directions? Where do you look for advice?
I personally know where is the best mapquest to find directions to Heaven. Jesus Himself is the one who came from there and went to prepare us a mansion in Heaven. He is the ONLY WAY to Heaven. That's why I look for direction in His Word, the Holy Bible which has never failed to give me the best answers, the best solutions and the best directions in my life travel.
Why don't you try it? You'll find peace and joy on the travel and also an amazing welcome at the end of your travel. As long as you follow Bible's directions you'll never get lost and you're never alone. Jesus Himself said: "and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen." (Mt. 28:20b)
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