hour cometh, and now is,
true worshippers shall worship the Father
and in truth:
Father seeketh such to worship Him."
Checking Our Bearings
In the old days of ocean sailing,
a small boy was traveling on ship-board with
his father. About once a day the boy saw the
captain stand on deck with sextant in hand,
and, as they used to say, "shoot the stars."
The boy said to his father, "Daddy, what is
the captain doing?" His father replied, "The
captain is taking our bearings, seeing where
we are, finding out if we are going in the
As a matter of fact, it is
something of this kind that each of us is
doing as we are in worship on Sunday's. We are
checking in with God; we are seeing where we
are; we are finding out about our directions
in relationship to His will concerning our
journey of life.
We can so easily become confused
or lose our way out there in the weekday world
of days, and we need this checkpoint. Here, we
touch base with the Lord of our life, and from
Him we take our bearings for going on. We can
deviate from the course and by winds and
currents be carried far astray, unless from
time to time we check in with God to set our
Will you join your fellow Christians
this coming Lord's Day as they assemble to
honor His Name?
Your Father will be looking for you.