A relative called us, Kevin and I, with a special request – to take a picture for his project. He needed a simple country road in a rural spot, with a crossroad ahead. No signs, no clutter, but sort of mysterious, like a road to the unknown. Reminds me of that poem we all had to study in school, The Road not Taken, by Robert Frost. Assignment accepted. Should be a piece of cake, so to speak, since we live in lovely Vermont, right?
Two road search trips, and a lot of angles taken, showed us that it is tricky to find that mysterious road to somewhere. As Kevin edited the photos he was able to find, I was remembering a Bible verse I always favored, but had to poke about to find. Ah, there it is in Jeremiah 6:16. “ Thus says the Lord; stand by the roads and look, and ask for the eternal paths, where the good old way is; then walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.”
So, a wise choice in life is asking God to show you the best “road” to where He wants you to go in life, and be willing to go around an unknown curve, if so lead to do so. The mystery, the trust, like pilgrims or pioneers. Rather like Abraham and Sarah, leaving their home for an unknown land, with God in the lead.
When Kevin and I were looking diligently for the house we would buy, with much prayer of course, we were meeting our realtor in a rural spot. Since we were a bit early, we took a different road than usual, and what happened…? Our house found us! Country road, sweet discovery.
The real road in life is Jesus Christ. He actually said that, “ I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father, except by (through) Me.” John 14:6 AMP