Thursday, October 16, 2014

Long, Winding, Curvy Paths

You know those roads or paths that you can’t see around the next curve or bend? The ones that are unfamiliar to you. The ones that you’ve never been on before.  James and I love to go on road trips to the mountains but sometimes those beautiful, curvy mountain roads scare me.  You can’t see what’s on the other side. Will we be meeting another vehicle on the wrong side of the road?  Will there be a cow, wild turkey or deer in the road? Will there be a tractor puttering along at a snail’s pace?  I remember one time we were on one of those mountain roads on the motorcycle and we went around the curve and there was a beautiful clearing. An open field of wildflowers.  It was like a breath of fresh air.  I didn’t realize that I had been holding my breath, until I saw the flowers. What beauty had been waiting around the bend.  This summer we took a hike and picnic in the mountains. After a few minutes of hiking through the woods we came out on the other side and saw these beautiful mountains.  Sometimes we have to cross rugged terrain to get to the smooth beaten path. You can always tell that others have been there before you because the path is well worn. Beaten down.

Life is like that.  A curvy mountain road or path.  Situations are out of our control and we are winding around unfamiliar territory. Bills, cancer, separation, divorce, loss of jobs, etc.  We just have to put our faith and trust in God. We have to trust that right around the corner is something better. It might not be today, but it will get better. He promised that it would. 

AND OBEY HIM! "Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?" Romans 6:16.

Until we meet again,  Fifi

Cedar Hill Farmhouse

No comments: