If you look VERY closely there is one human figure in this photo. Taken from the high walls of Mont St Michel, the sands stretch across the bay with shallow pools, shifting channels, and quick-sands awaiting the unwary. It is possible, said the guide, to cross the bay at low tide and reach the town on the mainland. But time is limited since the tide sweeps in rapidly, and without a guide you may well become lost and risk drowning. The light and water play tricks on the senses. Distances and direction become easily confused.
Have you found the bold walker yet? Look for a tiny dot of red in a cloud shadow. It helps to have a person there as a measure of the scale.
The last few months have been confusing. Our social norm has been upset; we have been restricted, and our horizons have shifted. Getting back to “normal” will take time- and, anyway, hopefully we will be aiming for a BETTER normal in place of the old status quo. A society that is more just, fairer, and compassionate. I wonder who will guide us “home”?
Our journey will be difficult and the route is confusing. There are pitfalls and swamps. Some of those appearing as “guides” are untrustworthy and divisive. (Greed and self-interested ambition are not characteristics that make wise guides or leaders.)
I find it helpful to picture Jesus on the shore of the Sea of Galilee where he called his disciples by saying “Follow me.”
Shortly before His execution, Jesus said “I go to prepare a place for you… where you will be with me.” He boldly described Himself as “the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”
After His Resurrection, Jesus instructed his followers to wait until the Holy Spirit came upon them, the inner Presence that empowered and guided those very ordinary people to do extraordinary things. Two thousand years later and we still hear that call to FOLLOW with the promise that we will find our way home- even though the route may be unclear and perilous. He is the safest Guide. He IS the Way.
That’s my way home- and He is worthy of my trust and obedience. Lead on, Lord Jesus!