During the war between the states, a northern pow escaped from his captors. For hours and days he wandered through the woods seeking the union lines and the safety of his companions. Finally, he approached a camp trying to figure out if it was friend or foe. Within minutes, he was surrounded by the pickets and guards and captured. Imagine his surprise when he discovered that they were his fellow soldiers. They were his companions. They were all around him and he never saw them.
From Gene Gregory’s Sermon: Looking for the Lord’s Leadership