In 1806 the HMS Victory saw another light in its path in the deep fog.
They tried to warn the other vessel: Other vessel, divert your course 15 degrees.
The other vessel replied: You need to divert your course 15 degrees to avoid a collision.
The HMS Victory responded: We are the HMS Victory, the Flagship of Admiral Lord Nelson himself! We led the 27 ships that defeated the 33 French & Spanish ships in the Battle of Trafalgar. We demand you divert your course 15 degrees immediately or we will open fire!
The other vessel responded: We are the South Stack Lighthouse of Wales, do you wish to reconsider?
An apocryphal story, but it illustrates Daniel 2:20,22:
Daniel said, “Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, For wisdom and power belong to Him.
“It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him.
Remember we cannot always take our live the direction we want, we need to make sure we let God direct our path.
© Vivian P. Kirkpatrick, 2016
This devotion as a video: here.