Enough with the Curves!
Pastor Don Reigstad, Lincoln Evangelical Free Church, Cushing
I’d had enough. After hours on end of winding, twisting roads I longed for a straight stretch of highway. At first I loved the curves as we began our ascent into the Colorado Rockies. Then, the continual turning started turning my stomach and playing tricks with my mind. The trees and rocks seemed the same around every bend. I longed for a straight road like I had left behind in eastern Colorado. Why? I wondered. This was more beautiful. But I had had enough.
The roads of our world are twisted with the schemes and designs of men and women. Everyone has an angle and every angle adds another “twist” in the road. “Crooked” people pave crooked roadways and since all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory, there are a lot of crooked roads in our world. Do you long for a straight stretch of highway? Honesty and forthrightness make good paving material. Start with the path in front of you. Make it straight. One day the Lord will walk it.
During this advent season a voice still cries:
“In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” -Isaiah 40:3