Did you ever follow a dusty country road just to see where it ended up?
“Where does this road go?” George asked.
“I don’t know.” replied Tom. “It’s hard to tell from this end.”
Dare I ask where your road is going? Funny, isn’t it, how we start out going in one direction and end up somewhere else. At one time, I was determined to be a lawyer, but then this gorgeous farmer guy showed up and asked me to dinner. That road turned into marriage, home, and family. The law profession lost out, and I became a very contented wife and mother, and then a writer.
Those twisty roads seem rather sweet and special until your road takes a turn you don’t like. Often it is the road’s fault. It twists when we turn. Illness, financial distress, and family troubles happen and we find ourselves fitting ourselves to the road. It’s no longer lingering and pleasant, but a chore. It’s even worse to find that at some point you took a fork in the road that took you away from God and all that He offers.
The good thing about roads is that you can always make a U-turn and travel right into the arms of the Saviour.
“I too was convinced that I ought to do all that was possible to oppose the name of Jesus of Nazareth. …. I was so obsessed with persecuting them that I even hunted them down in foreign cities.
“On one of these journeys… as I was on the road, I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, blazing around me and my companions. We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice saying to me in Aramaic ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’(From Acts 26:9-14, NIV)
Prayer – Father, thank you that you welcome U-turns that turn us to you. Amen