No scripture references come to mind for this devotional, but rather, several thoughts.
In various locations around the world, to this day there are places where remnants of war have remained behind, in the form of landmines.
People, including children in particular, have accidentally stepped on landmines, sometimes decades after the shadows of war have departed. It is a strong visual – no one should have to experience the forgetfulness or ineptitude of a group that leaves landmines behind.
I am not trying to wax political. The question on my mind is – how often do we have to endure our own field of landmines – in a verbal or circumstance sense? My hero is the guy who can navigate a field of landmines, and help us get to the other side.
I am aware of one such hero — the Holy Spirit is my ‘mine sweeper guy’. The power of the Holy Spirit can go before us, and make out path straight AND uneventful.
Wee all have to manage our own journey through our own personal minefield. It makes perfect sense that we should have an expert with us, and we can expect that he will direct our path.
God is good like that.