Monday, June 12, 2006

Not a Map

Pastor Fred Harrell spoke from John 15 on friendships this week, specifically our friendship with God. Rather than listening to God as our friend,
We ask God to be a map. We want him to show us the way and just give us the directions. But when we ask God for a map, he climbs into the car with us and says, 'I'll show you the way. Let's go together.' ("Triune Friendship," June 11, 2006)

We may merely want his wisdom, but not him. He gives himself. "No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends" (v. 15). He's not a map. He's a Guide.