Tuesday, December 6, 2016

the right road

Lewis talks about being on the right road today in A Year with C.S. Lewis.

And his certainty frightens me a little. I mean, he says that the only way God can save us is if we are walking on the right road. And I certainly agree that there is no salvation outside of Jesus.


What if He keeps putting me on the right road and I keep wandering off? Cuz I definitely feel that way sometimes. What if I'm wandering off in the wrong direction, away from the "right road"?

Well, Merton helps me out here. If you read the beautiful poem in the pic above, you'll see what my heart says. That sometimes we DON'T know if we're on the right road. That sometimes it feels like we're wandering and alone and lost. But God knows that we WANT to follow Him. That we ask Him to lead us, to give us wisdom, to help us to follow Him even when the road seems to disappear from under our feet altogether.

The fact of the matter, I think, is that He IS the road. When we love Him, and seek His face, and tell Him that we desire to do His will with all of our hearts... it doesn't matter as much where our feet are as where our hearts are.

Now, I'm not saying that it doesn't matter what you do as long as "your heart is in the right place." But I AM saying that to the pure, all things are pure. And even though we're wandering in the valley of the shadow of death, we need fear no evil - inside of us OR outside - because He is with us. He won't let us wander off when we're calling His name and seeking His face.

God, thank You for being our Road.