by Heather Tietz
“So you, son of man: I have set you a watchman to the house of Israel. Therefore hear the word from my mouth, and give them warnings from me.“
A wonderful little app is gaining popularity with many drivers.
It’s called Waze, and it is a living map that can literally coach you mile for a mile to your destination. It alerts drivers to road hazards, police and traffic jams, and then it reroutes them to the quickest way around. If you make a wrong turn, no bother, the app immediately re-figures how to get you back on track. Waze has given our family more time at our planned destinations and saved us gas and frustration. It’s like an electric watchmen.
God puts human watchmen in our lives too. He wants to keep us on the best roads: those that develop the best of our character, the best friendships, the best career paths, the best marriages, the best families, the best of what God has for us. Sometimes it isn’t the standard route everyone else is taking. Sometimes there are spiritual dangers in our path, an impassable roadblock, or a dangerous object ahead. Sometimes there’s a traffic jam and God has a more scenic route, a safer, more meaningful one planned.
God has the grand map. Open your ears to His directions. He may very well be directing your path through the advice of modern-day watchmen.