Getting Unstuck 
Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 08:47 AM - Extra Christy
"Did you follow Google Maps?" said the man from the Jeep with tires that loomed over the roof of the stuck car. He knew they were stuck, where they were stuck, and why they were stuck. His winter sport was patrolling the closed road highly recommended by Google and hauling out the cyber trusting city folk. It seems it is always summer in mountains if you go by Google Maps.

"Yeah, I get one or two every day this time of year", he said as he hooked up their car for the tow back to open roads. Our friends were soon on their way, by another way.

How do you know you need counseling? The best answer I've found is "when you are stuck" The maps you have followed, that have served you well in the past and earned your trust, fail. Losing a job, death of a loved one, a sickness, parenthood, and other life events can get you stuck even though you have followed the map. You can't go back to safety and the road is closed ahead, your stuck in the middle of the road.

Christians believe that, humanity got stuck following the map laid out in the First (Old) Testament and God love us so much he came down the road himself to tow us out. We needed the Wonderful Counselor because we were stuck. We needed a tow because we couldn't continue without help.

Thank God for saviors when we are stuck in snow or in life.
Need a Tow?

I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains?
No, my strength comes from God,
who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.

He won't let you stumble,
your Guardian God won't fall asleep.
Not on your life! Israel's
Guardian will never doze or sleep.

God's your Guardian,
right at your side to protect you-
Shielding you from sunstroke,
sheltering you from moonstroke.

God guards you from every evil,
he guards your very life.
He guards you when you leave and when you return,
he guards you now, he guards you always.

-- Psalm 121 (Message)

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