This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: "A voice of one calling in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.'"
I know, I know! I've been writing about Danny's homemade bread for several posts now, but I do hope you will bear with me. Although his bread is delicious, of course, we find that cutting even slices to enjoy is difficult to accomplish correctly. Our eyes just don't seem to match up with the way our knife is working its way through the loaf.
So, what's the solution? A bread slicer!
What??? How could this possibly work? Well, I'll show you!
The sides fold out and up!
The board inserted at the back braces the bread.
And now, it's the time of reckoning. Will this contraption actually do the trick?
It does! Nothing better than a straight and even slice of bread!
Except, there is.
And it's the path we follow on our Christian journey. Are we staying right behind Jesus on the straight paths, or are we straying? Do we talk the talk, but not walk the walk? Are we destined to enter through the narrow gate, or are we jeopardizing our welcome by entertaining unholy thoughts or ambitions?
In these times of self- isolation and quarantine, there are more than enough hours in the day for contemplating and praying about our walk with Jesus.
May we all prepare the way in our hearts for the Lord, making straight paths for Him, so we can follow close behind.