HomeWord - Aug. 14, 2008

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Going the Wrong Way! 
This devotional was written by Jim Grams

Your word is a lamp to my feet and light for my path. Psalm 119:105

One morning on my way to work, I shouted out loud, “I’ve taken the wrong freeway!” As I sped along the wrong road, I was looking down on the right one crossing underneath me. It was an awful moment of realization. It cost me a very long delay. Missing your freeway in Southern California traffic is not a good thing.

I’ve met people all my life who are living their lives on the wrong road. They say they’re on their way to Heaven, but really seem to be roaring down the road to Hell. Jesus said so clearly that He is the way, the truth and the life! He truly is the only road to Heaven. There is only one way and it’s through Jesus.

I’d been driving the same way to work for months. No one moved the road that morning. I just flat missed it. I have the feeling that a lot of churchgoers are missing the way to Heaven. They really don’t need to hear more sermons. They need to see Jesus in you and me. Jesus becomes our light and He makes us lights in the darkness. We have the opportunity to be used by God to help lead wrong-way travelers onto the road to Heaven.

It’s a terribly frightening thing to see a car traveling the wrong way on a freeway. It is even more terrible to see a person racing on the road to spiritual destruction. God has given us the awesome privilege to share the road of life – to share His gift of salvation through His son, Jesus. May God enable us to be living examples as we journey with our Lord.

Going Deeper: 

  1. Take a moment to think about somebody you know who is traveling down the wrong road in life. 
  2. Pray for that person for the next 30 days.  Commit to reach out to him or her in love.

Further Reading: 
I John 1:5-7; Mark 16:15  

Jim Grams lives in Glen Ivy, California where he divides his time in ministry as an Associate Pastor and with HAVEN Ministries.  

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