Ask - where is the good way?
The foray into life is never of a newborn's will. The gift of life is not optional.
Babies are born, they hold no choice of existence - nor can they divide good from evil, today from tomorrow.
The passage through life contains far more of the unseen than the seen. Misunderstandings shade the un-reckoned life:
- Difficulties arrive that defy reasonable explanation.
- Decisions are made only on available evidence.
- Directions are chosen hurriedly.
- And, events occur that are truly misread by you or others.
At various times life appears as if it is the blind leading the blind.
But, in many older and proven lives there exists a nod, an agreement of experience with a correct action or congratulation for a good result.
There are always brief or enduring seasons when life mimics a billiard ball careening without control into inflexible cushions, and cannoned by an invisible, irresistible and persistent malevolence. Which way do I turn 'the victim' cries?
This is what the good Lord says:
'Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is and walk in it, and you will find peace for your soul. (Jeremiah 6:16)
Silly people judge the quality of the destination by the quality of the path.
Today's Soul Snippet:
'In emptiness the spirit finds life and the soul is revived.'