Wayfinding

In a brochure for the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida, the writer describes a new feature in the museum, which has recently undergone renovations. The designers have “opened the place up” to allow for more natural lighting. Architects call this feature “wayfinding.”According to the brochure, “wayfinding” is a term architects use to describe the intuitive way a person finds their way through a building with outside visual clues. “It can be overwhelming to be lost in a museum, so giving a visitor [an] occasional glimpse [of] the outside is a good way to orient [the patron] and to help them further appreciate the museum experience.”

The Architect of the universe has provided instruction so that we can find our way, since we could not find it ourselves (Jeremiah 10:23). The psalmist declared, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105). God has revealed that the ultimate goal for all humanity is to live with Him forever in heaven (John 14:1-3; Revelation 21). He has also revealed that the only way to heaven is through His Son Jesus. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).

Sin causes us to lose our way and will cause us to be lost eternally (Romans 6:23). However, because of His great love for us, God gave His Son to die on the cross for our sins, that we might have the forgiveness of sins and the hope of living eternally with Him! (Ephesians 1:7).

The way to heaven through Christ has been illuminated for us in Scripture.We must: believe in Jesus (Acts 16:30-31), turn from our sins in repentance (Acts 17:30-31), confess Jesus before men (Romans 10:9-10), and be baptized (immersed) into Christ for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38; Acts 22:16). Then, if we continue to follow Jesus faithfully, He will lead us to our eternal home (1 John 1:7).

It is overwhelming to try to navigate through life without the proper guidance. In fact, without the proper direction we are lost! But thanks to the loving Architect of life, we can “find our way” to an abundant life now and eternal life to come through Jesus (John 10:10; Romans 6:23).

You can find your way by submitting to the Way: Jesus Christ. Won’t you? —David A. Sargent From House to House, Heart to Heart, Vol. 13 # 6

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