The Road Less Traveled

 

December 8, 2015

Dear Fellow Travelers,

My walk today was actually a four-hour drive on the back roads. The back roads are the roads less traveled. They wind and twist and turn. They are not fast; but they are scenic. They are the best place to view God’s handiwork and just see life. I would have saved timed taking the fast and furious highway but I would have missed seeing so much.  On this sunny December day, I wanted to see life and God’s Creation not see more cars and trucks. I wanted to see everything God had in store for me today. And I wasn’t disappointed.

the frost heavy in the fields where a small stream meandered along

a one-lane stone bridge

a red-tailed hawk enjoying some breakfastIMG_5795

 a wooly Highland calf staring back at me

 a very proud hunter with his 9-point buck in the bed of his red truck

 cedar-lined fence rows

tractorsigns

tombstones of family members at cemeteries where I paused to remember those whom I miss terribly

barns and silos and big round bales of hay dotting the fields

kindness of a stranger

Nativity scenes proudly displayed in front yards

Let’s make time to take the road less traveled. God has a lot He wants to show us.

“For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving.” 1 Timothy 4:4

1 Comment

  1. What a joyous “walk” you had that day. God truly does amazing things when we take the time to stop and look at the “masterpiece” he creates for us every day. I am so grateful that we live in a place that holds such beauty. Thank you for reminding to take the time and “slow down”. Running at 60mph based off of a to-do list is not the way to celebrate this season. Thank you.

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