The Road To Damascus

Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Robert Frost

A well-known poem by Robert Frost called, “The Road Not Taken,” represents two roads, a choice, and the consequence of that choice. It is one of the most misunderstood poems. Some interpret it as a man who defied the odds and made the right choice by taking the road less traveled. The truth highlighted in this poem is that no matter what road you choose, there is always a possibility of taking the wrong road and getting lost in regret. We all have a choice of our path in life as we have free will. The world will tell you there are many ways to get to heaven, but the word says there is only one path, and it IS the less traveled as very few find it! (Matthew 7:13-14). Robert Frost poetically stated he would visit one road, and maybe visit the other road another day, knowing that day may never come. We are not promised a tomorrow (Proverbs 27:1). God did not die to deliver us from sin so we could go back for a visit. Choose this day whom you will serve! (Joshua 24:15). God delivered the Israelite’s from bondage; yet, because of difficulties on their way to the promised land, they complained and started to pine after what they left! (Exodus 16:3). God is merciful (Deuteronomy 4:31). No matter what road you find yourself on, Jesus has already been there and is ready to show you the way! Seek ye the Lord while He may be found! (Isaiah 55:6).

In Acts 9 we read about Saul – a persecutor of Jesus Christ. He was blind, broken, and angry. On the road to Damascus, he may have been lost and blind for a time, but he was found and restored. He cried out to God, and God answered him and gave him a better vision. He learned God’s mercy and his life was forever changed. Do you know where you are going today? If you don’t know, any road will get you there. But there is only one way to heaven and that is through Jesus (Acts 4:12). We may choose the wrong road at times, but God can bless even the most broken of roads and get you back on the right path. Jesus is great at paving over awful roads. His resurrection assures us that we have a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11).

“I am the way and the truth and the life.” John 14:6


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