Yoked together in Love

When riding the underground trains in London, England, passengers can always get off the train, look up, and on either side of any platform a small sign that reads,“WAY OUT” will be there to help them find their way.

One year, I spent the summer in England. As I traveled around London, I was grateful for the help of these ever-ready notices. I also made a rewarding game out of looking for all the ways I could trust God to show me the “way out” of any problems that came my way.

These signs of God’s direction were not always as obvious as the literal ones in the Underground, but they were certainly there to guide me. Sometimes they came forward in the form of a smiling face, an inspiring thought, or passersby offering to give me directions when I was feeling lost while looking at my map. Often I would get a clear message of direction right from God. For example, one time I got off the train and found my bags were too heavy for me to carry up two flights of stairs from an underground station up to the surface level. In a quick moment, I turned to God with a prayer asking for a solution. Just then a young man asked, “Need help?” I replied, “Yes, please!” With that, he grabbed the heavy cases and was quickly up at the top. I felt like hugging him! I reached in my pocket, offered him a caramel. He laughed, took the candy, and walked away with a smile.

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