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Advent Devotional – Sunday, December 8, 2019 – Celestial Navigation

Scripture: Psalm 32: 8

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
    I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

Navy ship navigators have often relied on the stars to determine the ship’s position. Of course, over the years with all of our technology improvements, navigating by the stars has become a bit of a lost art.

When the Magi saw the star in the East so many years ago, they immediately began their trek to find the Baby while following the star. Often today, many of us wish it was that easy. Our lives get busy, and we forget to look for that piece of guidance that we need.

In the pitch-black of the night, looking up to the heavens allows us to see how hard it must have been for the Magi to see the star and continue on their way. But then we go back inside into the light, and we tend to lose our way.

Time spent in solitude studying the Word helps us each day to get a little closer to finding our Lord and Savior. Only then do we realize that He was never far away but actually right beside us all the time…

Prayer: Dear God, thank you for always being there to guide me when I falter and lose my way in both the good times and the dark times of my life. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

  – Denny Engle – Gautier, MS

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