Thursday, August 27, 2009

No Direction Home


I read something in the paper today that I thought was hilarious. Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is in negotiations with two car companies to be the voice of their in-car navigation systems. Those of you who are about my age will see the humor in this. I grew up in Dylan’s heyday, and even have a few of his C.D.’s. He is famous for his raspy, muttering voice. It’s almost impossible to understand all that he sings about. You need a lyric sheet. It’s a laugh riot to think of him trying to give someone directions. Even funnier, here are some of his lyrics. The first sentence to “All along The Watchtower”: “There must be some kind of way out of here.” And in another song, he talked about having no direction home. The book of Proverbs says that a man should be directed by no one except the Lord. Jeremiah says that it is not for man to direct his own steps. But it sure is great to have a GPS when you’re going somewhere you don’t know. Psalms tells us that we need God to direct us because He founded the world and all that’s in it. He created the north, the south, and all directions. But if you want directions, here’s the best thing. “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:12.

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