I just came in from my morning walk.
My devotions led me to this.
Don’t look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don’t fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do. The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires total attention. Matthew 7:13-14 The Message
I was reading an article in the Florence paper about how ecstatic folks are that there is now a shortcut between Target and some other store.
In the small town of Rogersville we talked for months about the “back way” into the grocery parking lot being closed. It required an additional 94 seconds to get there. Much rejoicing broke out when the “back way” was reopened!
My Facebook feed is absolutely clogged with links, and memes, and GIFs, and commercials about losing weight - rapidly!
You know that guy that roars past you across the double yellow lines, on a curve, with oncoming traffic, and then turns into his driveway 8/10 of a mile down the road?
I am all of those on my morning walks.
“Uh, Jesus, you got anything yet? I want to get in out of this cold (or heat) and get the typing done.”
“Come ON Jesus! We’ve been doing this for decades. Looks like there would be more in the way of RESULTS.”
“I know you were there my friend. But I was too busy to notice right then.”
Jesus looks at me.
And says “what’s your rush. We’ve got plenty of time.”
And if we are going to aim higher it may take a while to adjust our sights.
Don’t give up. And enjoy the trip. There is sure as heck plenty to see.