LIFE’S MAZES

I handed each grandkid three tickets and watched as they raced off to the house of mirrors at the local carnival. They surrendered their tickets to the carnival worker who opened the gate and pointed them in the direction of the entrance.

The Maze of Life

The maze’s glass front allowed onlookers to watch as individuals fumbled to navigate themselves to the exit door. Heads would connect with mirrors when faced with a dead end and required an about face to reroute a new direction. Some would retrace their steps only to end up in the same dead end place; others would redirect their steps and move forward.

When the grandkids finally reached the exit door it was with a sense accomplishment; they had conquered the maze. As they raced toward me my five year old grandson shouted, “That was really hard, NeeNee. I got lost so many times. I didn’t think I would ever find my way out.” He had no idea the words he spoke were a summation of my life.

I don’t know about you, but I have certainly walked through plenty of mirror mazes in life. There have been twists and turns that either pushed me forward or led to a dead-end path.  Like those who navigated the carnival maze I would head in a different direction only to find I was right back to the place I had started. There are times I have become so lost in life’s maze that I needed help to find my way out and the Great ticket Master would rescue me.

We all seek to find our way through the many mazes life throws before us. Some are uncomplicated; we exit with ease and go on with life, but that’s not always the case. When the level of difficulty increases, so does our need for encouragement, guidance and direction. The Great ticket Master stands at the exit door with arms open wide. When His name is called, He stands ready to save those who are lost.

Are you trapped in a maze of life?

Allow me to introduce you to the Great ticket Master; His name is Jesus. I know from personal experience He stands ready to lead you to the exit door marked REDEEMED. Jesus is knocking on the exit door to the maze of your life. He only needs to hear your cry for help to open the door to rescue you.

“Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in… (to rescue you).” Revelations 3:20

This is my paraphrased version of the above scripture:

“HELLO there! Yes, you! I’ve been watching you through the glass. Are you really so stupid to not answer my calls for attention?  Please tell me I don’t need to shatter the glass mirrors before you notice me. If you would just call out my name I can open the exit door and rescue you.”

What are you waiting for?

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