The Bible is our guide
"The Lord will guide you always." Isaiah 58:11 (NIV)
Have you heard of a person named Christopher Columbus? What’s so special about Columbus?
What was he famous for? That’s right, discovering America. Do you remember the names of his
three ships? (Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria). And do you remember what country he sailed from?
(Spain) Do you remember what year it was? (1492)
So Columbus discovered America. He wasn’t the first person to discover it, but he’s the most
famous. And the funny thing is, he wasn’t even looking for it! He was actually looking for the way to
Asia, but he bumped into America instead.
So Columbus never really found what he was looking for. And I know why: Columbus was one of
those guys who refuse to stop and ask for directions. (A lot of men are like that.) And if you’re going
to go somewhere, you need to have good directions or you might get lost like Columbus.
Fortunately, we Christians have excellent directions. We have directions that come straight from
God. Let me read you Isaiah 58:11. It says, “The Lord will guide you always.”
But they’re not directions to America. They’re directions to His Kingdom. And all those directions
are written right here – in the Bible. And if we follow those directions, we won’t end up in the wrong
place like Columbus did.
Let’s pray: Heavenly Father, thank you for giving us directions to guide us through life. We pray you’
ll help us to follow those directions all the way into Your Kingdom. We pray this in Jesus’ name.
Song: “Lead Me, Lord” or “He Leadeth Me”
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