Several decades ago our family toured Cudjo's Cave (now Gap Cave Tour) under Cumberland Gap National Park. Over 18 miles of charted caverns have been discovered there.
The 1 most essential part of the tour? A GUIDE!
Our guide prepared us for what to expect in the cave, and inspected our clothing and shoes for comfort and safety. The guide urged us to use handrails, and pointed out the special features and beauty of the cavern.
At the deepest part of the cave, the guide instructed everyone to stand still and hold onto the guardrail. Then he turned the lights off! It was totally dark, it was not even possible to see our hands in front of our eyes. Without the lights, and without the Guide, the results could be deadly.
Have you ever been there? I am not referring to being in a cave....I am asking if you have ever been in that place of life where you could not see the next step ahead of you? Do you know the value of a guide?
Grief can often feel like that. It can feel like a hopeless and helpless situation, not able to discern the next step you should take.
But, do not give up! There are guides who will hold your hand for comfort. There are guides who can point out the areas of help and hope around you. Also, look for a guide who knows the way, is aware of the pathway and the dangers that are around.
Our Lord is THE GUIDE who will never leave us. He is the ONE to trust and follow when we travel this journey.
God bless you.
Bob Willis, author
"A Guide for Grievers"
"JESUS: The CRUCIFIED CAREGIVER"