Thursday, September 25, 2008

This is the Way. Walk in It.

Doesn't it seem like there are just some moments in life when you are overcome by the pressing need to be faithful in the details of life without fully understanding the greater purpose of your involvement in those details?

In my frequent familiarity with these types of moments, I have found myself grateful for some simple words of solace from the prophet Isaiah, "This is the way. Walk in it."

That's it. Nothing fancy. No great revelation. Just strength for today. Just assurance that I am walking on the path meant for me. "This is the way. Walk in it."

Though the path may be surrounded, in the day by day, with many trees that block all sight, the Good Lord knows the way. "This is the way. Walk in it."

One day, perhaps, I will reach the ascent that makes all of the little steps on the hidden path up the wooded trail make sense. But for now, I trust. "This is the way. Walk in it."

Isaiah 30:21