The story’s told of a man on an African safari deep in the jungle. The guide had a machete and was whacking away the tall weeds and thick underbrush. The traveler, wearied and hot, asked in frustration, “Where are we? Do you know where you’re taking me? Where’s the path?” The seasoned guide stopped and looked back at the man and replied, “I am the path.”
We ask the same questions, don’t we? “God, where are you taking me? Where’s the path?” Oh, he may give us a hint or two but that’s all. If he did give us more, would we understand? No. Like the traveler, we’re unacquainted with this jungle. So rather than give us an answer, he gives us a far greater gift – Jesus gives us himself. He says in Matthew 28:20, “I am with you always to the very end of the age.” We need that reminder!