Anne Lamott's preacher, a tall African-American woman named Veronica, tells the story of when she was seven.
Her best friend got lost. The little girl ran up and down the streets of her town but couldn't find any landmarks to give her directions home. Finally, a policewoman stopped to help and put her in the front seat of her police car. They drove around looking until she saw her church. She pointed to it and said to the policewoman:
“You could let me out now. There is my church, and I can always find my way home from here.”
Jesus couldn't have said it better.
Source: Dr. H. Stephen Shoemaker, ‘Jesus Grew…and Wore Fringes,’ Myers Park Baptist Church, 7 January 2007.