I’m not quite sure where my attraction to stop and make a quick photo of the long and straight roads that I often travel originated. I kind of think it stems from growing up in West Texas and having traveled down so many long and straight roads. It some how brings me comfort to see where I am heading.
Or maybe it is that I am always searching for a way to follow and some reassurance that I am going the right way.
” But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14, NIV)
enjoy life, know where you’re going! en theos monos ††† jim
He replied, “You know the saying, ‘Red sky at night means fair weather tomorrow, 3 red sky in the morning means foul weather all day.’ You are good at reading the weather signs in the sky, but you can’t read the obvious signs of the times! Matthew 16:2-3
I had heard this expression all my life, “Red sky at night sailors delight, red sky at morn sailors take warn”. I also have read Matthew several times and my mind must surely have drifted as I did not know that this saying was that old and that it came from the lips of Jesus.
Pay attention to the sunrises & sunsets. More importantly pay attention to your reading & the signs of the times! ††† en theos ††† jimwork
Ah the magic of the blue road. Where else are you going to find a camel stretching to the max to reach the other side of the fence. And then to be able to pull over and observe, record and learn. You just don’t get this stuff on the Interstates!
We always think that some destination, some thing, a certain time is going to be the catalyst to change, to something better. But once you get there, get that something, reach that date, there are just as many flies a circling in the ointment.
In the words of my man Toby:
Where would I be, without you
I’d be packin’ my bags when I need to stay
I’d be chasin’ every breeze that blows my way
I’d be buildin’ my kingdom just to watch it fade
Away, it’s true
That’s me without you
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34
enjoy who you are, where you are and live with Him for today. That’s all you really got. ††† en theos ††† jimwork
I have been thinking a lot about the choice we all have about the narrow door or the narrow gate.
Matthew has it as the gate: “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Matthew 7:13-14
Luke has it as the door (depending on which version of the bible you read, KJV has Luke defining it as a gate): “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.” Luke 13:24
Mark does not mention the gate or the door.
Any how, as Luke and Matthew tell you, be it the gate or the door, only a few seem to be able to either find it or get through it.
I’m still a looking, but those freeways while they are faster, the blue roads are so much more interesting…..either way, make sure you pay the toll!
God Spede ††† en theos ††† jlawrence