Monday, June 09, 2008

Take the High Road

Finally, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9

The guide book said it was an easy hike around the lake, where the flat path hugged the water's edge. It was going to take longer this day, because I had to stop every few feet, it seemed, for another breathtaking view in the late afternoon light.

Rounding a bend, the path began to lean upward. Within minutes the fork in the road became visible.

The low road? The known path, The easy one. The high road? The unknown path. The intrigue and mystery of what's out there.

I found myself whistling an old ballad, "Oh! ye'll take the high road and I'll take the low road, and I'll be in Scotland afore ye". Decisions, decisions, hmmmm……..

I thought about forks in the road, spiritually-speaking. The Bible advises us to set our thoughts on things above, not below. I believe we need to set our goals high, rather than low; be challenged.

Actually, we always have a choice. My way, God's way. Seek the face of God, who gives us strength for the journey. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. (1 Chron 16:11)

The high road, God's way, always the better path. That is good news.

- Sally I. Kennedy

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