One of my favorite poets is Robert Frost. The way he weaves words and phrases together is just pure magic. If you can’t tell by glancing at the title, my favorite poem of his is probably his most popular, A Road Not Taken.
We are thrust into the shoes of a traveler who is in a yellow forest. They happen upon a fork in the path: one is well worn, the other has more growth and is aching for some company. Go take a quick read of it here.
SPOILER ALERT!!! The narrator takes the second road and states their intention of coming back to take the worn one, but knows that they never will. By taking the road less traveled, a lasting impression is left on the traveler.
This poem is straight up an allegory to our Christian walk. The Bible even says in Matthew 7:13-14 that the way to hell is wide and broad, eluding that it is well traveled but the road to Heaven is narrow and more difficult.
Take the second road. Yeah, the other way is gonna be easier, but what’s the reward? There isnt one! Sure it can get tiring following Jesus, but the end reward is oh so sweet.
Galatians 6:9 tells us not to “grow weary in well doing because in due time you will receive a harvest.” Keep walking on that straight and narrow because you’re gonna reap goodness. Is it easy? Nope. But it’s not supposed to be.
Today’s blog isn’t very long, but it really doesn’t have to be on this subject. Keep your eyes on Him. Stay focused, be encouraged in the Lord and keep fighting the good fight. Stay on that narrow, less traveled path, because, like Mr. Frost said, it will make all the difference.
Y’all be safe out there.
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Very good Jacob! The road less taken isn’t always easy but well worth it in the end!!