Australian writes: Australia is not always a friendly place for
tourists. We have Great White
Sharks hovering off our beaches, man-eating crocodiles in our Northern
regions, deadly box jellyfish with stingers extending meters and meters,
the deadliest spider in the world, and 13 of the world’s 20 deadliest
But of all the dangers
presented to American tourists a little remembered one is their attempts
to cross our roads. No, not because Aussies have a passionate hatred
towards all things American that makes them targets for Aussie drivers.
It’s simply because the two countries drive on OPPOSITE sides of the
This means that American
tourists have to remember to look in the OPPOSITE direction to that which
they would normally look. A lifetime habit is hard to kick, with the
result that American tourists in Australia easily find themselves looking
in the wrong direction, then stepping out into oncoming traffic. (The same
thing applies to Australians in the U.S.)
What’s the point?
Looking in the WRONG direction can be dangerous, maybe even DEADLY. And
this truth also applies in our spiritual lives!
It could be that YOU
are looking for life's answers in the WRONG direction.
Many search for the answers in wealth, or fame, or pleasure.
But in the end, people find out that these things hold no meaning.
There is only ONE WAY, there is only
ONE ANSWER: seeking God through his Son, JESUS CHRIST. *
is the WRONG direction. In
fact, it is a "DEAD
END" street -- one that leads
to death and destruction (Matthew 7:13-14; Romans 6:23). "There is A
WAY that SEEMS RIGHT to a man, but in the end it leads to
DEATH" (Proverbs 14:12).
is the RIGHT Direction. He
said, “I am THE WAY, the truth,
and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6).
We access that Way through our faith: believing
in Him (Acts 16:30-31), repenting
of our sins (Acts 17:30-31), confessing
Him before men (Romans 10:9-10), and being baptized
(immersed) in His name for the
forgiveness of our sins (Acts 2:38).
Those who continue to follow Him, He will lead to eternal life in
Heaven (Revelation 2:10).
So before you step
out into the "CROSS-WALK" , make sure you are looking
in the RIGHT direction!
God bless you!
A. Sargent, Minister
Church of Christ at Creekwood
1901 Schillinger Rd. S.
Mobile, Alabama 36695
from Verse-A-Week Club, a free service of the Withamsville church of
Christ, Cincinnati, OH. See http://www.wcoc-ohio.org/
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