Where are we going?
Why haven’t arrived?
How do we know something is true?
By the way, the latest Washington State Voters’ Pamphlet has some sage advice for determining truth. Page 7 gives some direction for truth investigation. Six points are given, from who made said information available, to asking an expert their opinion regarding this information.
There are plenty of individuals and ideas that desire to introduce their brand of truth and how we should navigate our lives. Self-help books, seminars, and personalities abound in our age of confusion. I have just recently been introduced to a phrase that speaks to an age-old problem. “Lost-Hiker Deja Vue” is named after the phenomena of walking in circles while being lost. The sense and knowledge that the hiker(s) had been where they are before. Studies over the last hundred years or so, have shown that this is very real behavior. Some have speculated as to the cause; differing leg length, dominate eyes issues, inner ear problems, the tendency to turn right as we pass obstacles, or the lack of a visual reference point. Whatever the cause, the problem remains. The hiker(s) are not arriving to their destination.
There seems to be a feeling in our society today. A sense we are facing some undetermined element. A kind of disorientation. Maybe something that can be called ”Social Deja Vue.” We all seem to be walking in circles as we consider the challenges of our time and appear not going anywhere at all. But we know that we have been here before. Differing views of truth, sanctity of life, personal rights, morality, responsibilities, and spirituality in our society keep us aimless. Answers to our societies’ wandering dilemma always seem just out of our reach. Christians have an advantage in this hopeless world of directionless objectives. His name is Jesus. The Bible teaches of God and holds the truth of direction. Proverbs 3:5-6 states, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, do no lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight. Jesus said to “Come unto Him.” (Matthew 11:28-29) Lastly, the book of Hebrews has us focus on Jesus. “Let’s run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes upon Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith.” (12:1b-2)
Jesus is our compass and our Guide as we continue this path of life.
He also said, “Follow Me!”
Blessings to us all as we do.