I can’t find my hat. It’s been missing for a couple of weeks now. I have looked in all the usual places but can’t find it. It is not my only hat. I have other hats to wear, but it is my favorite hat. This hat is showing its age, it is ramshackle and out of shape, but so am I. Where is my hat?
Now it is just a hat and its value is mostly sentimental. If I don’t find it, I will be disappointed but I will get over it. At times, we have lost things of much more value than my hat. Sometimes the loss is devastating and other times the loss puts us in danger.
Some would say that our nation has lost its moral compass. Now concerning a compass, we know that the needle always points north. This knowledge is what gives us direction when we use a compass. If you are depending on a compass for direction, it can be dangerous if you lose it. However, it is even more dangerous to have a compass and disregard it because you don’t like the way it is pointing.
I’m not sure that our nation has lost its Moral Compass. After all the Bible is our Guide. The Word of God is Truth and Truth is the needle that always points to Jesus. The Word of God will never be lost. However, many people don’t like the Bible’s direction. So they disregard it. And they go the way that seems right to them. The way that seems right to them is deadly.
I am not talking about lost people. I am talking about church people. Pleasing people seems more important to some Christians than following God’s direction. So they go the way that seems right to them and that way is leading to the death of a nation.
Yes, the Bible is our Moral Compass. The truth that it contains is the needle that always points to Jesus. He is the Way and we must follow Him. I have lost my hat, but I have not lost the Helmet of Salvation. So, I must share the Gospel, because souls are too important to be lost!
Where is my hat? I don’t know. But I do know the Way, the Truth, and the Life. I will always follow Him.
Douglas & Deborah Huff
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