While I have felt that I am on a constant search for the right road, that narrow path. I at times feel that I stray and wander.
I some how found peace in observing the detail of the paths of the veins of life in this leaf. No matter how many turns you take, you can always find your way to the main path. So go ahead, take that turn, you can always make it back.
“…narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it” Matthew 7:13-14
keep searching, all who wander are not lost! monos en theos ††† jim
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
Sometimes my view of the world seems to be much like the way it was reflected in an old camera. Some of you can remember having to try and frame a photo while looking down at a view that was totally reversed from the scene you wanted. Like trying to cut your own hair in a mirror left became right, up became down. It all could get very confusing and frustrating trying to get your view to match your vision.
So it is with our view of life. We lose focus of the view we want and settle for what is reflected. We can see the gate and the path we need to follow. Sometimes we have to go right when it seems we should go left. Yet right is always right.
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Matthew 7:14-14
The path is narrow and it is seldom straight. ††† en theos ††† jimwork
It had been as close to a perfect day as I could have. We had seen nature show us life, death and a lot of what goes on in between. Susan and I were provided with a day as full as were our hearts.
We had sat and watched birds at a small spring. At first shy from our presence, then in our (His?) stillness they slowly returned to present us their colorful creation. I was feeling good, old worries of my strayed path, life on that wide road had dimmed.
Then, we came upon this little game trail, it was to me a narrow path and I was not on it. Nor would I follow it, just now.
And I came to a profound peace, that our gauge of narrow changes as does our journey and life. What is narrow for some is wide for others.
You have to travel on your path, sometimes the Interstate, other times a Blue road. Then finally, narrow becomes just wide enough for you.
Enjoy the path you are on ! † nada te turbe†††jim