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,
Where is the good road? Where should we walk today? Please let us find rest for our souls. It seems as if our lives are patterns of crossroads and decisions we must make, small ones like what we will eat or wear, to major ones which house to live in, the job to take, or when to retire. However, you point out an even more significant crossroad to ask about that ancient path. That ancient path was one in the Garden of Eden, and it was one our first parents walked on next to you. But, because sin came into the world, we were separated from you. The path now lost is buried under all our sins. On our own, we would never find it.
However, we are not on our own. Jesus came to this earth to show us the way and make the path visible again. Like the Holy Spirit putting on us special glasses of faith to see Jesus’ trail, he restored for us. Jesus lived that perfect life no other human could do, then he shed his blood for us, removing our sins that blocked and covered the ancient way. His cross dug the trail to Calvary, where his suffering removed our sins and shame, taking it all into himself. So please set us at the crossroad today; let us hear the good news about our salvation, knowing that all our sins are forgiven, and we are restored to walk on that ancient path with you again. So instill faith in us that you have provided by your Holy Spirit, so we know about Jesus’ forgiveness and walk confidently with you.
Let us not walk alone but set others at this crossroad next to us; so we can share the good news of forgiveness with them and point them to Jesus—the pathway to heaven. Amen.
Written through Pastor Roger Emmons
The way to heaven is like stepping outside on a blinding sunny day; your eyes can’t adjust. The Holy Spirit puts on you the sunglasses of faith to see the way. To reject God is taking them off, returning inside to the dark. Believers keep them and walk with the one who clears the path.