• 64°

Reflections by the Sea: Navigation

By Betsy Ore Glass

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. – Psalm 32:8 I

It is essential to have a navigation system on a boat. While one can follow the markers in the channel and rely on past knowledge and experience, there is no substitute for the information given on these systems. Several times we have gone out in uncharted areas and have found navigation to be vital. Plotting a course and staying on it will get us from one point to the next with confidence.

The Bible is God’s word and it is the greatest spiritual navigation system we can ever have! We all have individual voyages that include the desires of our heart, our yearnings and hopes but it is also God’s Plan we are to seek primarily. God engages us through His word to enlighten us, teach us and show us His way so that we can stay on His course. He plots the steps we are to take. Of course, we veer off course now and then, but He will not let us get too far before He pulls us back on the straight and narrow.

What would it be if we didn’t know God or His word and His ways? Part of what we are called to do under God’s great plan for Christians is to help guide others to Him. We can be someone’s navigation system to steer a lost person to find God. There is no greater call on our lives.

Betsy Ore Glass has long-standing ties to the Outer Banks. From Virginia Beach, her family bought a vacation cottage in the 60s and her love of the area began. Later in the 90s, Betsy and her husband bought a weekend cottage and introduced the area to their children. Then Betsy’s parents retired to KDH where the family gathered often. Reach her at betsyglass1@gmail.com or read additional Reflections at www.betsyoreglass.com.

READ ABOUT COMMUNITY NEWS AND EVENTS HERE.

RECENT HEADLINES:

Community for Kids organizes summer clothes drive for Dare County children

Class project turns to closure for Gold Star families who lost Vietnam veterans

Business

Large outdoor venues will be allowed to open at 7% in North Carolina

News

NC 12 reopening pushed back to Wednesday afternoon

News

Sections of NC 12 remains closed, Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry service suspended

News

Sen. Tillis: Trump to extend offshore drilling moratorium to North Carolina

News

Manteo hires deputy town clerk

News

Kill Devil Hills commissioners approve new land use plan

Business

Hall named to Currituck Chamber board

News

Cape Hatteras National Seashore posts beach conditions update for Monday morning

News

NCDOT expects parts of NC 12 to remain closed through Tuesday afternoon

News

North Carolina’s unemployment rate falls to nearly half of lockdown’s peak

Crime

Arrest made in Saturday shooting on Knotts Island

News

NC 12 on Hatteras Island to reopen at 5 p.m., NCDOT advises ‘extreme caution’

News

NC 12 on Ocracoke back open, ferry service resumes

News

Overwash causes closure of parts of NC 12 on Hatteras and Ocracoke

News

Running out of storm names, Atlantic season goes Greek

News

Regional COVID-19 case count update

News

Permit for water treatment system issued for Chemours site

News

Duck Town Council reviews promotions and contracts

News

Mascot name change presentation brought to Dare Board of Education

News

Dare County warns about coastal flooding and NC 12 impact

News

Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative linemen travel to Alabama to assist with Hurricane Sally damage

Crime

UPDATED: Body found in Virginia believed to be missing North Carolina man, suspect charged

Hyde

NCDOT: Bigfoot Slough dredging tentatively scheduled for next week

News

Cooper: North Carolina can elementary schools move to Plan A in October