THE LAW SHOWS US THE WAY HOME
During World War II American planes flew from British airbases to missions over Germany. Finding their way home to base was often difficult because of horrible weather conditions. Churches with tall, stately spires dotted the English landscape. On overcast days the American pilots used the churches to guide them home. As planes descended through a gray sky the churches told the pilots if they were on the right course.
Our world is in a moral fog. The spiritual weather is horrible. The Ten Commandments are God’s signposts to show us the way home.
(SOURCE: from a sermon by Jerry Shirley, "Laying Down the Law-Independence Day-Patriotic, 7/3/08) SermonCentral.com
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