No. 31
From Wendy Howard [Editor of Despatch magazine], Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.
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Getting to know God together.

We have often been camping in a range of beautiful green mountains.
They are in the Lamington National Park in Queensland.
The country is very wild, the forest goes on and on.
The trees and bushes are very thick.
It takes many days to hike to some places in the mountains.

Once there was a plane crash way, way out!
Two men came down with the plane and were lost in the tropical forest!
A man who lived in the mountains hiked way out to look for them.
No one else believed that they were still alive out there.
The search had been called off.
But this man Bernie didn’t give up.
And you know, he found the pilot and his passenger.
One man had a broken leg, but they were both still alive.

No one else knew that forest like Bernie did.
So he had to go back and get rescuers.
He had to be there to guide them to the wrecked plane,
and out again through the forest growth.
Everyone would have gotten lost without him.
He was the only guide who could help.
Those poor crashed men would have starved without Bernie.
They could never know  which way to go.
Even if they weren’t injured.
But Bernie just knew every gully, all the trees, all the hills and the little paths in the bush.
The rescuers  had to carry one man out on a stretcher!

Christians need a guide too.
We can never get through life without our guide showing us the way.
We need to trust Jesus as our guide. He is the only One who knows the right way.
He will show us the danger places, and keep us from harm and getting lost.
We might get mixed up and wonder what we should do and where we should be.
Jesus will always help us.
God has a light for our paths as well.
That light is the Word of God

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.” (Psalm 119 105).
“For this God is our God forever and ever
he will be our guide even unto death.”
(Psalm 48;14).
Our guidebook is the Bible.
When I say “lost” I mean that can get off the track in the thick forest of living.
We can miss the way and get really messed up.
That plane was one minute high above the mountains, flying through the blue sky.
Next minute it was heading for the ground and disaster.

We can get into a mess like that pretty quickly too.
Don’t make decisions without God.
Trust and obey Him, and you will find the way before you opened up by the Lord.

“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble...
The Lord of hosts is with us.” (Psalm 461,7).

“Dear Heavenly Father. I have many things to do today. I want to be on the right path all the time. I need You to guide me and help me make the right decisions.
I know You will care for me today. I will trust You to give me light on my path. Amen.”

Read all of Psalm 46 it will be comfort and help to you.

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