It’s no secret I have the world’s worst sense of direction. The big joke between my husband and I is that we should go on the Amazing Race and I should be our navigator. Ha ha.
So I was not at all surprised to find myself lost the other day in the middle of some strange street in the darkness of the night. If anything, I was relieved Chris wasn’t with me. Who needs reminding they are directionally challenged? Lol.
I simply pulled off to the side of the road, opened up Google maps and was fully prepared to reorient myself until a lamppost flickered on. The shine through my sunroof distracted all train of thought.
I glanced up. The lamppost flickered brighter. Then another post flickered. Then another. I looked down the long narrow street and noticed all the lampposts started flickering brighter. They had somehow been triggered to shine. It’s as if they knew this poor directionally challenged girl needed a little guidance.
And that’s when the epiphany hit me.
Is this not how Christ asks us to live in this world?
To see the lost, the directionally challenged, the hopeless navigators, and take that as our cue to flicker on. To flicker bright in such a way that we not only light up the narrow path for them, but we cue other posts to flicker too.
Puts a whole new meaning to “hold your post” doesn’t it?
So go for it.
Hold your post.
Shine your light.
And if necessary, use words.
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12