When I was a kid, my father had a quail hunting buddy who was also a deacon in our little church. The man’s name was Bob White.
Okay, that was a joke🥁. Bobwhite quail are what my dad and Brother Mart liked to hunt together.
Anyway, I remember Mart used to say “God is my pointer.” I asked my dad later what that meant, and he gave me a quick lesson on bird hunting. “Son, quail like to hide in the tall grass. It’s hard for a hunter to know where they are. But a good gun dog can find them with his nose. When it does, it freezes in its tracks–pointing out the covey of quail.”
My dad’s friend meant that God is a faithful guide who tells him where to look. Now, I understood! When I was a little older, I found a Bible verse that reminded me of Brother Mart’s favorite saying.
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”Isaiah 30:21 (NIV)
Has God ever talked to you like that–in stereo? I don’t necessarily mean in an audible voice, but there have been some “surround sound” moments when I KNEW He was pointing the way.
One of these happened just last week, when I got stuck behind a massive trash truck with a message from God on the back.
Kind reader, is God your “pointer” too?
Thank you for reading. 🙏❤️