Surely you’ve heard of Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken.” (By the way, some folks believe it’s the most misread poem of all time.) Surely you’ve heard these famous lines:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Being in the Holy Land recently convinced me of two very important things. First, a man by the name of Jesus of Nazareth most certainly walked that part of the earth. (I wrote about that deepening conviction.) Second, when he walked the earth, he literally and figuratively traveled roads not taken.
For instance, after Jesus was baptized, he chose to travel a road of temptation in the wilderness. He traveled that road, and in so doing, he carved out a new road, a road of trust for us. In this season of Lent, Jesus beckons us to follow him to discover the mysterious blessedness of trust, to find again or for the first time our salvation in Him.
Message from Sunday, February 14, 2016: