Paths to destruction are frequently very well marked. Despite the signs, though, those paths are amazingly well traveled. It makes no sense, but time and again we disregard warnings, hurtling toward our own demise.
Many times we think that the safe path is not as well marked, but that really isn’t true. Compare it to a highway. The surface is paved and smooth. Lines are painted to show where to drive. The curves and inclines are designed to make the journey safe and comfortable. It road is even contoured to shed water. More time and resources were used in preparing the road than will ever be used for the warning signs.
The same is true of the way that God has provided for us. The path is prepared and the lines are drawn. More was put into the plan of salvation than anything else. God gave his only begotten Son. All we have to do is follow the path–something more easily said than done, but more easily done when we remember that the paths of destruction are only detours.
Choosing to follow the path to life has to be a conscious choice on every step of our journey to the foot of the cross. Daniel C. Roberts knew this and shared the message in the hymn God of the Ages. Originally written and better known as God of Our Fathers, Roberts saw the well prepared paths that had brought faith through generations of God fearing people to his own. Enjoy the words of the second verse.
Thy love divine hath led us in the past;
in this free land with thee our lot is cast;
be thou our ruler, guardian, guide, and stay,
thy Word our law, thy paths our chosen way.
Seek God’s path. Make it your chosen way.
Follow the Path!
[Use with Destruction, day 31 of A Labyrinth Pilgrimage]