This post was taken from the October 27, 2007, Our Daily Bread.....
"All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all." Isaiah 53:6
When we went on a weekend road trip with some friends, we had our first experience using a Global Positioning System. the GPS has a female voice so our friends John and Mary call their device Gladys. We programmed our destination into the GPS, and she did her job and plotted our course. Then we sat back. Having put our faith in this little navigator, we let her direct us.
"Turn right in .2 miles," Gladys said confidently. She was right--Gladys is always right. In fact, when we made an unexpected detour to get gas, she got a bit insistent: "Please make a U-turn....Please make a U-turn at your earliest convenience!"
Gladys had calculated a route for us, but we had gone a different way. That was our choice, naturally. But if we had continued going our own way, we would have become lost.
Isaiah 53:6 reminds us that just like sheep, we have a tendency to go astray. That's why we need a Shepherd to guide us and a Savior to pay the penalty for our sin.
No matter how far you've traveled in the wrong direction, it's not too late to turn around. God is ready to forgive and restore (Psalm 32:5). If you're headed down the wrong road, please make a U-turn.---Cindy Hess Kasper
No matter how far you've run from God, He's only a prayer away.