Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Who's Tracks Do You Follow?
I really enjoyed playing with you guys in the snow last week. It was great! I remember when I was a kid back in Ontario pretending to be an artic adventurer on a quest to find something, can't remember what, just that it was important for a 8 year old. My sisters and I would dig deep tunnels into the snow banks after the plow came around and these would be our igloos to protect us from the elements and enemies (boys). We would have at least 3 dozen snowballs, ready at hand, if one walked by.
Sometimes, when there was a snow storm, the snow would accumulate so high that it was about waist deep (for a 8 year old) and yes, I did have to walk to school, but not bare foot both ways up hill. We only lived about 3 blocks from the elementary school and in these times of deep snow, I remember my dad walking ahead of us forging a path for us to follow. Whenever I veered off course, the snow was too deep and although it was fun for a while to roll about in the snow I fell behind the troop, utterly exausted; it was hard work for my little legs. When I stumbled back on to my fathers path I was able to catch up and the way was a lot easier. Not that I was excited about the final destination (school). Maybe that's why I tumbled off the beaten path often and was late? LOL!
I believe God sent Jesus to forage a path for us to follow, making life just a little bit easier when we follow and obey His insights, when we follow in his tracks. Just like my sisters and I did when we followed my dad in the deep snow.
When we veer off track, it maybe fun for a little while but we become easily exausted and get stuck in a deeply disoriented place full of the worlds confusion. When I follow His path, I can still ask the questions... and anyone who says he/she is following God and doesn't allow you to ask questions is really following their own legalistic path not Gods, don't follow someone elses messy path. Not mine, not your father's, not your sister's or friends. Follow Jesus and ask the questions. He will answer. He is the way, the truth and the light.
"I am the light of the world. The person who follows me will never live in darkness but will have the light that gives light." John 8:12
"If you continue to obey my teaching, you are truly my followers. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." John 8:31-32
"I tell you the truth, whoever obeys my teaching will never die." John 8:51
Besides... the destination is kinda cool.
I love you!