Short & Sweet: Crossroad, by Mary Kane

Nourishment and refreshment for your soul.

Nourishment and Refreshment for your soul.

“7 A highway shall be there, and a road, and it shall be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for others. Whoever walks the road, although a fool, shall not go astray.” Isaiah 35:8

In my family, when we take a road trip, my husband and my sons NEVER let me navigate.  I was not born with that innate sense of direction, which was instilled in the male members of my family. Even when my children were little (three and five), my oldest son, Erik, would navigate while I drove. (It was quite a sight to see the five-year-old strapped in the car seat, holding the Rand McNally map in one hand and a stuffed puppy in the other, calling out Ohio Turnpike exit numbers).
Now my sons are grown and I often have to drive myself.  I have taken many interesting detours. Invariably (even if I have a map), when I come to a crossroad, and I have to make a decision, I choose the wrong road. Eventually, however, by hook or crook, I end up at my destination.
Life is also full of crossroads. We can be cruising down the highway of life when all of a sudden … we come to a crossroad. We must make a decision. This decision will affect the course of the rest of our life. No pressure. A crossroad. One way is crowded, smooth, glitzy, and wide. The other way is narrow, rustic, hard, but good … the Cross Road.
Jesus is there to help us navigate the crossroads of life. After all, He walked the Cross Road all by Himself. Carrying a heavy load. He knows the way … He is the way. You are never lost when you have been found by Jesus.
The Cross Road.
Action Point:
  1. Where are you walking –  the wide road or the Cross Road?
  2. If you are on the Cross Road, have taken any short-cuts or detours? How’d they work for you? (Same here.)
  3. If you are headed in the wrong direction, what do you need to do to turn around? God does allow u-turns.

Life is sweet.