We departed approximately at 6 a.m. for the NCMPR conference in New Orleans. We stopped a few times for restroom stops, lunch, and to gas up the vehicle. Somewhere along the way, we missed our original turn and ended up going on a scenic route through Mississippi. Therefore, our 11 hour drive ended up over 12 hours.
This situation, reminds me of how Christians have a path mapped out by God. Sometimes we find ourselves off the path God tell us to follow, for whatever reason. It could be because we have tried to guide ourselves without God's direction or help. However, it could be we have stopped focusing on God and got side tracked. No matter the reason, God is ALWAYS ready to guide us back to the path he intended or reroute us to our final destination. What an awesome God he is to give us that much grace!
For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost. (Matthew 18:11 NKJV)
Later when we arrived at the Westin, we asked directions to the Red Fish Grill on the famous Bourbon Street. We were only four to five blocks away so we walked. The streets were full of people of all kinds. You could the jazz music playing all around at different street corners. Musicians would play for tips. The Red Fish Grill was packed. However, we decided to eat at the bar so we could be served faster. We ate red fish, mashed potatoes, some indigidious vegetables, and some delicious pudding bread topped with ice cream, chocolate, and white chocolate. Wow! It was amazing.