The Path of Life

The path of life is not a wide one that is full of traffic and congestion, it is more quiet than that.  It isn’t a great highway, it’s more like a quiet country lane…

Maybe if your life’s path is full of noise and traffic you should take the next exit and get on that other road.

As you walk along, you come across many things, some are beautiful, some not.  There are turns, twists, hills and dips.  Sometimes you come across a cool and refreshing stream, other times you go a long way in the hot sun, with dust and bugs all around.  As you move along you come across places where you can’t see much because of the high brush on either side… and then there’s a fork and you must decide which way to go.

On such a lane you might want to notice the footprints of those who’ve gone before.  If they have gone one way at the fork in the path, you get the idea that this is the way to follow…

There have been many who have gone down the path of life before us, and the legacy they left for us was to follow the footprints of the One who made the path in the first place; following those footsteps will get us to the end of life’s path, right where there is a little narrow gate: Go through that gate and enter in to eternal life, for Jesus has told us all about it:

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

Matt. 7:13-14

Yes, when you get to the gate go right on in, those who have gone before, and the One who made the path will be glad to see ytou’ve made it home.


About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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5 Responses to The Path of Life

  1. Pete says:

    Beautiful, Don. We never knew where the path will lead us. I was walking along fine until cancer came onto my path in March. But I know as long as I stay on God’s path, worshiping Him and trusting in His mercy, I will get to the end of my path when He appoints it. Nothing this earth or our enemy can throw at me will change that. This was a very timely reminder of that on this critical stem transplant day. God bless you for all you do!

  2. Hopewell says:

    I chuckled to myself when I saw your headline. Just this weekend, I was again enjoying James Taylor’s “Secret of Life”. It’s a pleasant and thoughtful song about ‘enjoying the passage of time’, a truth that often isn’t learned until one reaches a certain stage of life.

    Love your imagery of walking down a path, drinking in the beauty of the journey, while also being comforted in knowing that you walking with Jesus.

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