My first trip to Constanta Romania in June 1997 was a memorable one for me. That was the first time I taught English in another country. That was my first trip out of the U.S. besides a canoe trip to Canada. That was when I met Florin the boy I wrote about earlier. One thing that also stands out to me is how Jesus helped with the little things such as not knowing where I was going most of the time. We did not have city maps. We did not have GPS since of course there was no GPS then. Each time I needed to go back to my host home the first week, I was not sure how to get there. I would pray and get on the bus. Each time I took the bus at different times and got on at different stops. Each time I got on the bus someone was on the bus that I had met, either someone from the Romanian church or one of the students from the conversational English classes. I never got lost because I always had the unexpected help of someone I knew. Out of the hundreds of thousands of people in the city of Constanta I would meet one of the few people I knew.
Jesus was talking with His disciples before His death and resurrection. He told them He was going to the Father to prepare a place and that He would come back. He said they knew how to get there. One of them asked the question that we all would have asked”Lord we don’t know where you are going how can we know the way?”. Jesus answered “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no one comes to the Father except through Me.” We know the way to heaven when we know Jesus. we do not need to worry about GPS or a map.
It makes me think about the people I drive around here in Lincoln. Many of them could not find the way to church on their own. they come here from other countries and do not know Lincoln very well at first. They get in my car and do not pay attention to how we get to church or to WalMart. They trust me to take them and know that I know the way. So it is with Jesus. We do not need anything else except to know Jesus because he will take care of the rest.