Lost and Found

Our first Saturday of 2015 has been spent at Leeds Castle, in Kent.

Once home I caught up with my daily reading plan.

Which included

“Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!” 

For he is the one spoken of through the prophet Isaiah, who said: A voice of one crying in the wilderness:

“Prepare the way of the Lord; make His path straight!”  

Matthew 3:2-3

A stark contrast to our pathway pictured above.

Thousands of years ago Eastern rulers would proclaim their coming, by sending advance work parties to precede them.

They would make (straight) new roads, and level out hills for the coming king.

Similar practices occur today, especially when international sport comes to town.

Once I was in Kazan prior to the World Student Games and and saw work on the properties adjacent to the main route from the airport.

Flats were refurbished, and pot holes filled in so the world could see a bright facade.

Reconsider the passage from Matthew again.

John the Baptist isn’t calling for new roads, although Jesus did indeed ride into town to great acclaim.

Nor is he calling for a superficial makeover, his call was for repentance.

Not something that comes easily to stubborn individuals like you and me.

We each need to say sorry, stop going our own way.

We can’t do it alone.

I failed to reach the centre of this maze without help from an official attendant.

For all I know the couple with the brolly are still going around in circles!

The Lord has provided the Holy Sprit to guide us onto the narrow way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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