I drove 2327 km round the entire island of Iceland.
I was absorbing the beautiful scenery of lava field, arid brown land populated by sheep and Icelandic horses, which some times slipped through the fences and on to the road. I have to keep a vigilant lookout for them while enjoying the vast landscape of snow-capped mountains laced with running waterfalls along the slopes. We explored many of the thunderous waterfalls, even went behind the curtains of one. There are geothermal water gushing out of the lava mud pits and a high geyser that shoots water up to 10m high.
These are moments that stay with you forever. You wish they would never end.
But there was one I wish it would end sooner.
We drove over a snowy mountain ridge. It started to snow. The wind was gusty and strong. The cloud was thick and low.
I could hardly see ahead. It was the most scary stretch of road I ever driven.
I could see an occasional train of lights from oncoming cars. I was doing the best I could to keep to my side of the road.
Driving gingerly, my only guide was the faint markings of lines and dashes on the road.
Needless to say this was the most frightening part of my journey.
Such is the journey of life. But God has provided for us the Scriptural markings on the road we travel.
II Timothy 3:16 tells us: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.”
The Scripture shows us the markings of:
- What is right (teaching)
- What is not right (rebuking)
- How to be right (correcting)
- How to stay right (training in righteousness)
When the snow of temptation start to fall, the clouds of worrying concerns begin to descend and the ethical landscape becomes blurred, the only markings we still have is the Scripture of light and truth.
It is hard to navigate in the challenging and chaotic road of life.
I made it through by focusing and abiding with the markings on the road.