Snow Tracks

Sunday, March 2, 2003

Outside my kitchen window, the snow lay glistening on the ground. Millions of tiny diamonds sparkled on the snow's surface as the sun shone down on this white blanket. As I gazed at this fantasy that lay before me, I noticed various tracks in the snow. One set of tracks was made by a deer, another by a rabbit, another by a black squirrel, and there was still another set that I couldn't make out. A path of tracks, leading somewhere — I wondered where they led. Were these tracks made by the animal searching for food, or were they made by the animal going back to its individual home? The path was known only to the animal and its Creator.

In the same way, the paths that we take are known only to us and our Creator. Paths direct us to whatever choices we make. Sometimes we make a good choice, which leads to success; sometimes we make a choice that leads to a disappointment, a failure, or a loss. Yet, all our paths and choices are known by God and allowed by Him. He is with us in whatever path we choose.

Proverbs 16:9 – The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. (NASB)

Matthew 28:20b – And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. (NASB)

Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for walking with us as we venture into the unknown by the choices that we make. You already know the consequences that our choices will bring into effect, sometimes good and sometimes bad. Yet in whatever circumstance in which we find ourselves, You are there with us, in all things, always. Amen.

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