[The Glory Unveiled]
This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ ( Jeremiah 6:16 )
Crossroads are usually thought of as a place of no rescue; a destination where no further consequential move could be made. It seem to many of us that when we come to the crossroads, it means a stop and that our world’s come to an abrupt end. But actually, crossroads are opportunities for seeing perspectives in the roads ahead of us. In the verse of scripture for our meditation, it says to look from the crossroads. This means crossroads offer the platform to see at different vantage points. Like the eye view of an eagle perched on a tall tree is a man standing at a crossroad. But here is the incongruity in all of it: Crossroads inspire fear and discomfort in many people when they come face to face with the fact that a choice has to be made from many alternatives. That brings to mind what it most vividly describes, a crossword puzzle. But the scripture also warns that, “there is a way that seems right to a man but the end is death and destruction” and for this reason there is the need for discernment. The scripture above says we should ask for the ancient path; the good way and walk in it. Anytime we see crossroads, we must see them as opportunity to the place where we really ought to be. Yet there are those who would flee from crossroads and assume their world has ended while others would stubbornly want to take their own path without discerning the will of God when there is an ancient tested and proven path for them to follow. Are you at a crossroad? Ask God for the ancient path that leads to rest.
Prayer_Bead: Ancient word, ever true, guide the course of my life. Lead me to the place of rest as I stand at my crossroads in all aspects of my life.
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