By Judy Brandon
Many of us go through the times of our lives disregarding God and his existence in our lives. Realizing this, two or three years ago an attempt was made by some in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to bring God back into the awareness of the general population. Consequently, an advertising agency launched a non-denominational billboard campaign that included signs along the highways and inside and outside buses. The series of ads constituted 17 different messages from God.
So, as motorists in Fort Lauderdale drove down streets and highways, these signs were strategically placed to give those on the road something to think about.
A billboard along one highway had this message: “My Way is the High Way” — GOD.
In that light, what is the “high way” for a Christian? Think about the words. Words are important and a double message is given when people claim to know God and profess to live a godly life, but yet their talk does not measure up to what they profess.
From The New Testament, James 3:10: “Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. This should not be.”
Now what about deeds? Heed the words of James 4:17: “Anyone then who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.”
Doing good when we know in our heart that we ought to do the right thing is principal for the Christian. There are plenty of opportunities around to do good. Amos the prophet warned the people against having plenty and even wasting some and not sharing it with the needy.
Today scores of people in society are suffering. Sharing means not just sharing the essentials in life, but it means reaching out to others by changing our attitudes toward people. In this way we help and encourage them. We can help them find their way not only physically, but also emotionally and spiritually.
Direction is always available to us from God and the first step is trusting Christ as savior. We don’t have to have a billboard. His advice and guidance is just a prayer away.
By the way, another sign on those Florida billboards read: “Will The Road You’re On Get You to My Place?” — GOD.
Judy Brandon is an instructor at Clovis Community College. Contact her at: