Dear Friend of Vision
“And the Lord spoke to me, saying, You have circled this mountain long enough, Now turn north.” (Deut. 2:2-3)
There is nothing more frustrating than having to do something over again…and even more so if it is a continuous cycle. A definition of insanity is doing the same thing over again while expecting a different (better) result. Well, the children of Israel, Moses and team especially, must have felt crazy, though finally liberated by the Lord’s word…now turn north. North often signifies in scripture, not just the actual direction of a journey, but to turn in the right direction, towards heaven, towards the wisdom of God. No doubt, the children of Israel needed to turn in the right direction, requiring obedience to the word. So, if we find ourselves or our students wandering a bit, in the timing of God, encourage them to turn north…in the direction of God’s greater purposes.