Psalm 19:1-6 (KJV)

1 The heavens declare  the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his  handywork . 2 Day unto day uttereth  speech, and night unto night sheweth  knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard . 4 Their line is gone out  through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set  a tabernacle for the sun, 5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out  of his chamber, and rejoiceth  as a strong man to run  a race. 6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid  from the heat thereof.

proverbs 3:6 (KJV)

6 In all thy ways acknowledge  him, and he shall direct  thy paths.


DEVOTION – Mark A. Carter (Texas)

Here in a rural part of Texas, especially during the summer months when the skies are clear, I can watch the universe put on a show all night long.  Over the days and months, I noticed that every star and planet appears to be slowly but steadily moving in the sky – with one exception.  No matter what time of night or what time of year, the North Star is always in the same position, providing a guiding light for those who have lost their way in the darkness.  Even in this age of GPS tracking, I still find comfort in knowing that the North Star is always there to show me the way home.

Like the night sky, life constantly changes; and if we are not careful, we can easily get lost in the darkness.  If we don’t have something or someone on whom we can depend, we may never get where we want to go in life.  Instead, we wander from one point to the next, always moving but never going anywhere.  No matter how dark our life becomes, God’s word is the guiding light that keeps us on the right path.  We can follow God’s light, and God will lead us home.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: No matter how far we may stray, God is always with us to show us the way.

PRAYER: Dear God, when we are lost and searching, show us the right path to follow and guide us home.  Amen.