What do you think is the scariest thing you could possibly face? Is it being caught in a bad storm? Or maybe it’s being lost. Now, how scared would you be if you were both?
That’s what Muhammad faces in author William Stockwell’s book, God, the Gracious, the Merciful—I Am Lost. He and his family are excited to make their pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. The scenery is beautiful, and they are happy to be going to a holy place. But that changes when Muhammad is caught between wind and sand and is lost. His religious journey turns into more than he expected as it also becomes a search for God and his loving parents.
Like Muhammad, you may find yourself lost but in a spiritual sense. And like Muhammad, prayer can help you find what you fear has been lost.