The Prophet Jeremiah wrote ~
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.
What simple steps to discover rest for my soul. And yet, Jeremiah ends the passage with these sad words ~
But they said," We will not walk in it."
How often I find myself at the crossroads. I hear the words of those who have traveled these paths before me, directing my steps toward the good way. Yet, something inside of me chooses to not walk in it.
I have found as I travel through life, the choices I make now ~ in the present ~ is how I redeem the future.
In the words of Jeremiah, my prayer for myself and for you, my friend, is that even as Thanksgiving ushers in the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, we will give ourselves the gift taking time in the present to redeem the future. As we stand at the crossroads, may we humbly ask for insight from those who have gone this way before, choose the good way, and walk in it.
And may we find rest for our souls.