Thursday, August 12, 2010
Some Things Bare Repeating...
Gen. 12:1 ~ "The LORD had said to Abram, 'Leave your country, your people & your father's household & go to the land I will show you."
Sometimes the LORD calls us to travel "The Road Not Taken." Whether it's our initial call to follow Him, to change churches, to start a new ministry, to change jobs, to start a business...even to give a child a name that's 'out of the ordinary'...or to be an "Abraham" & follow the LORD's call to go...you know not where.
But...He uses it all! All in the name of obedience to our LORD & HIS call.
It's been quite a while, but I ran upon this treasured, classic Robert Frost poem & thought how fitting it is to the times we live in. I have always been a person who stood firm in my convictions. One of my most-often repeated sayings is, "Who wants to be like everyone else?" And that always requires stepping out & many times even being the only one standing when everyone else was sitting...or bowing...as in the case of Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego. So, in light of those thoughts that were provoked as I read this wise old poem, & in light of the times we are living in, I thought it could stand to be re-read here...
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I...
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><