The other day I went on a bike ride and I wanted to increase my usual distance. So, I headed out into the county and took some roads with which I was unfamiliar. After about an hour I began to head back, and turning down one road I came up to someone who was walking a dog.
“Can you tell me where this road goes?” I asked her.
“it goes to 86,” she replied.
“Thanks,“ I said, as I began to turn around.
She meant Old 86. I knew where that was and I did not want to go there. It’s a narrow road with no shoulder or bike lane, a lot of hills and curves, a high speed limit for a country road – not a safe road at all for someone on a bike.
I’m glad I asked. That was not where I wanted to go.
This Sunday, I will start a new message series, Knowing Where You Are. The spiritual life is often compared to a journey, a path, a way somewhere.
Over the next few weeks I’m going to talk about four places that God wants us to experience on this journey, four places on the map.
One of the most amazing human characteristics is the capacity to be self-aware. I think that we are going to have a good time becoming aware of where we are and where we want to go.