Friday, June 20, 2008
Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. "Make level paths for your feet", so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed. Hebrews 12:13 Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth;Then took the other, just as fair,And having perhaps the better claim,Because it was grassy and wanted wear;Though as for that the passing thereHad worn them really about the same,And both that morning equally layIn leaves no step had trodden black.Oh, I kept the first for another day!Yet knowing how way leads on to way,I doubted if I should ever come back.The Road Not Takenby Robert Frost
***********The paths we choose to take in this life will lead us to many different destinations. Most of them will have long term consequences, even eternal ones. The little things, day by day, do make a difference as habits and attitudes turn into lifestyles. One thing I have learned by raising kids is how important those little things can be. A daughter who see's you reading your Bible in the mornings, and sees it as the only way to start your day. A 4 year old who prays for everything because He has seen God's faithfulness. Kids who can't fall asleep until their Dad prays them a blessing. A little girl who knows that Jesus sees how naughty she can be, but also knows that He loves her and forgives her just the same. We are trying to make level paths for our children, based on God's word and His work in our lives. Ponder the path you are on today.