It was an intricate path with high walls so that you could not tell which direction you were moving in.
Reference: v.19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus… (NIV Bible)
Explore: As a child our family used to visit the seaside park of Lake Pertobe. It was a free parkland with BBQ facilities, play equipment and a flying fox that went over the water. One of the main attractions in the park was a special maze. It was an intricate path with high walls so that you could not tell which direction you were moving in. There was a high tower in the middle of the maze and if you ever did make it to the centre you could look down on everyone else struggling to find their way through. I could never understand the attraction to the maze; I hated not knowing which direction I should be taking and the frustration would keep building within me every time I hit a dead end.
Application: Sometimes I can feel this way in my every day life as well. I wander through life trying to determine if I’m heading in the right direction, but never sure whether I’m about to hit a dead end. The most amazing thing about my faith, however, is that I know God does not lead me through a maze when I’m trying to connect with Him. He doesn’t want us to hit dead ends or give up and go back. In fact, God was so committed to us finding our way to Him that He even sent Jesus as our guide. Jesus breaks down all the barriers that get in our way to connecting with God and opens the path to us having a real relationship with our Creator.
Prayer: Lord, there are times when I feel lost in the maze. Help me to look to You for guidance. Amen.
Are you working your way through the maze of life or do you feel like you’ve hit a dead end?
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.