And of course, when we make turns that the GPS units have not prescribed, they recalculate the route to our destination, offering new roads (and sometimes u-turns) for our journey.
This week’s familiar Bible reading from Matthew 2:1-12 about the Magi visiting Jesus describes a bit of “dream GPS” that the visitors from the east used to recalculate their return trip home. The last verse of this week’s reading is inspiring a few questions:
- In our faith journey, what roads are we on? What would happen if we changed directions?
- If we decide on another road along our faith journey, will the journey become a more fulfilling one? Or maybe will we experience the need for a u-turn?
- How much do we trust God’s ‘gps’ in our lives?