Week 9 Day 5
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
Isaiah 35:8 And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness; it will be for those who walk on that Way.
This scripture verse came to mind today as I rode along this morning on one of our Interstate highways. Conceived of during the Eisenhower administration as a way to rapidly move troops from one part of the country to another, the Interstate system, has made possible mass travel in a way that could not have been imagined back in the days when they were being designed. The dynamics of traveling on a limited access highway are what I am concerned with today relative to Isaiah’s prophecy.
In order to travel on the highway a person needs to be certain that this is the way they want to go. Once on the highway there is really no turning back, there is no stopping, at least for very long, and there are rules of behavior which differ from the “rules of the road” off the highway. Some will go faster, some will take risks, some will quit and do their best to escape, some will break down, some will create hazardous conditions and hurt other travelers.
How like our Christian walk. If we once start out, knowing where we are headed there really is no turning back. We behave differently on God’s highway. We are kind to one another, we are concerned for the welfare of one another lending help when needed. We are unfortunately at risk of being taken advantage of, because some will attempt to travel the highway seeking their own ends, and we are subject to persecution. However, the closer we get the clearer our destination seems. And what is that destination? It is to be at the very feet of the Lord Jesus. Sing hallelujah to the King (Maranatha)