Leaving a Clear Path to Follow



Hebrews 12:13 “And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame (young immature, unable to walk) be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.”

Stand on the waters edge and put your toes in the water. Watch the water rush up to “high five” the beach. The gentle slap mingles with the laughter of my grand daughters as they run from the chasing waves that tickles their toes.


Each wave seems to be in such a hurry (I can relate, can’t you?) to get to shore. Like grandchildren, rushing to grow up; running, somewhere, anywhere, just as long as it takes them trekking into doing and seeing where they have never been before.


Another mental microcosm found in this watery wonder, “the wave”, is its “take-back” after it “gives”. Like a mischievous imp, offering its “all” only to grab back and run away. But the wave does leave us with something…its pattern. Katelyn, Autumn and I trace the watery, lacy line with our feet and follow it.


“Let’s run Grandma! Let’s follow the lines the waves left before it disappears!”


The Apostle Paul echoes the urgency…” Let us run with patience.” (Hebrews 12:1) the way we run leaves a line that others follow. As your day races up and falls back and sometimes falls apart, what pattern does it make? Little feet are tracing and following it.


Hebrews 12:13 “And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame (young immature, unable to walk) be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.”


Very quickly the wave is gone but the evidence lingers in the line it left. Did my line lead to the “One” whom even the winds and the waves obey? (Matthew 8:26) Did my line bring healing? Because the “One” who drew a line in the sand declares, “I am the Way the Truth and the Life…”


This life quickly grabs back all it seemingly gives, but the finger of God traces two lines that form a cross, and He asks, “Will you follow it?”


Matthew 16:24-25


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Daily Tip: Purposely choose to smile each morning (Yes, even before coffee!). Place the verse Philippians 4:4 in a prominent place, your bathroom mirror, your prayer journal, the refrigerator and do as it says:


"Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say Rejoice."


My Favorite Thought: I get to hold the hand of my husband and my Lord – this is a good day! Isaiah 41:13


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