I like that.
This article is an excellent analogy, and one worth pondering. From
Lehi/Nephi's vision, we learn that an Iron Rod--symbolic of the word of
God--helps people who grasp onto it to find their way--even if, as we can
imagine, those 'mists of darkness' (fog) drift over the straight and
narrow pathway at times. Nowadays the "iron rod" along a
highway comes in the form of markers, painted lane stripes, and sound grooves
that warn us when we're losing our direction. That condition is even more
dangerous at the high-speed pace of life we travel now.But those
markers can go unnoticed or be obscured by fog, a dark night, someone's
high beams, a blaring radio, a passenger's conversation, texting, the
rising or setting sun, a rainstorm, a winter blizzard, or can deteriorate over
time. So it's important for us to slow down, look & listen for the
markers carefully, and stay on the road. That's what is known as
"taking the Holy Spirit for our guide."
I like the thoughts about being able to help someone who doesn't know the
road. I think it is a good thing to find ways, even if they are small, to help
others see the bends in the road or to see a solution that they may not have
considered. It isn't always easy because the person needs to be open enough
to receive. I think that we have the ability to do so much more than we imagine!
We have to imagine it first! I think of moments when others reached out. Moments
when words were never said. Moments when I could feel the help coming from those
who were giving it! It may sound crazy, but I know it is true. We all create our
world and it begins with what we think. I thank those who thought of helping me
because, in the end, it worked. I pray that I can do the same for others.