This is what the Lord says. Stand at the crossroads and look. Ask about the ancient paths. Ask where the good road is. Walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.
Dear Heavenly Father,
What is the ancient path, and where is the good road? The ancient path is to revere and be in fellowship with you. The good road is to love you and those around us. You had Jeremiah write this when the leadership of Judah had abandoned you; they were corrupted by greed and personal gains for themselves. Instead of looking to you for help, they turned to foreign governments. You called them to come back to you, but they did not listen. So, you sent the Babylonians to take them into captivity. Lord, please guide us with your word that we would listen to your warning to walk in your ways. Why? Because of what you have done for us. We, too, can get wrapped up in our greed and desires; we can be loveless and lawless toward others. Because of sin, you sent Jesus to remove our sins. He died on the cross, demonstrating his love for us when you should not have been loved us. He came to Earth to be like us and chose to atone for our sins. His work put us back in fellowship with you. He paid the price for all our sins, and in doing so, he restored us to you. Those ancient paths you walked in the garden with Adam and Eve, you were their God, and they were in fellowship, united with you. As we stand at the beginning of a new day at the crossroads, send us your Spirit to direct us on those ancient paths and walk on the good roads of love. Please give us the opportunities to share the paths of peace with others so they too can find rest in you. Amen.
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
Are you asking about the good road today, the one of peace? It is the path of forgiveness and the love of God, knowing Christ has died and Christ has risen for your sins which brings peace. This path leads to the joy of heaven and everlasting life.