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By Reverend Dr. Charlotte Comage
AHERN Staff Writer

Losing Direction

Recently after the hot days of summer, we planned a quite short fall mini vacation in Virginia. We have always enjoyed the leaves turning vivid colors of orange, crisp edges of crimson, and deep chocolate browns. The days were chosen with the desired location of the mini vacation being able to be shown in beautiful images on the computer. Quickly the dates were chosen along with the hotel of choice that would create another memory for our family.

On the day of our arrival, we left at the destinated time and arrived within hours of satisfaction, according to the GPS. Without any notice, POOF! The GPS stopped working, and was not recalculating, the screen went totally black.  Yes!  we were within the city, but we had not reached the hotel. Now, we are in panic mode with our faces dawning the look of “Oh- Boy” and “Now What.” While hundreds of cars zoomed off their exit, and rapid moving construction trucks whirled pass us.  We had lost direction.

Without further thoughts of contemplation, we held hands and prayed a short prayer which reminded us from the book of Proverbs 3: 5-6; “Trust in the LORD and lean not to your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” We took a sharp right and pulled into an empty parking lot, which was within a few minutes from our hotel. Later that evening, after eating a tasteful seafood dinner we laughed and smiled and decided that if we are going to Lose Directions, we must include the Master who provides blessed and guided Assurance.

Respectfully submitted;
Rev. Dr. Charlotte Comage


About The Author:
Rev. Comage is the senior pastor of St. Paul AME Zion Church in Johnson City, TN, and a Family Advocate at Mediation. She Supervisor at AmeriCorps, and a Paraprofessional educator with the Kingsport City School. Rev. Comage is married to Rev. Joseph Comage.

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