The Beautiful Road


Sometimes life is a beautiful one lane road through quaking aspen on a gorgeous autumn day.

“In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.”  (Proverbs 16:9 NIV1984).  When we begin traveling down a road, we don’t really know where it will lead or what will happen.  In a sinful world this causes doubt and worry, but in a perfect world our lack of knowledge and curiosity would fill us with purpose and wonder alone.  Discovery is part of the enjoyment of life.

For the Christian, heaven will be a land of discovery, and every new revelation will fill us with additional wonder and awe at the greatness of God.  The best discoveries will not be about the place of God, but rather the persons of God as our relationship with Christ, the Son, introduces us to the greatness of His Father and Spirit: the Trinity.

Like the picture, there are bends in the road of life around which we cannot see.  One of the bends in the road is death.  Through Christ alone can we explore beyond that bend into eternal life.  Jesus is the beautiful road.  He is the way and the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father but by Him.  (John 14:6).  He is the path to endless discovery.  Jesus said, “All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.”  (John 6:37 ESV2011).

This particular earthly road led to the Fern Lake Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park.  There were a few rain drops, but it was a beautiful hike.  To see pictures from the Fern Lake Trail, please see the previous post: “We Should Enjoy God’s Creation Today.”