So many paths
So many directions
So many wide open swaths
We relish our freedom to stroll -
To satisfy our predilections.
Advised to take the straight and narrow
But also paths least taken.
We are pushed and pulled down a furrow
Thinking we are in control -
When we are mistaken.
Christ's path did not venture far
From his immediate surroundings.
His steps were sure. He raised the bar
For how to treat one's neighbors -
With love, and understandings.
Here's the thing about the path -
While it leads to one great ending -
When Followers fail, falter in faith
They are not obliged to make it straighter!
Only God can intervene; it is His power transcending.
The Holy Spirit guides our feet
Our hearts, our minds, our faith
Bringing us to that shining meet
With perfection, to our Creator.
We cannot make straight our own path -
That's the purview of our Lord and Savior.
The path of the righteous is like the morning sun,
shining ever brighter till the full light of day. Proverbs 4:18 NIV
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