“O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the LORD.”
Robert Frost concluded his famous poem “The Road Not Taken” with these lines: “I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” I’m sure Frost didn’t intend to convey the Christian life through this poem, but he did so quite exquisitely. Friend, I know you don’t see Zion’s rays filling up the skies overhead—not yet at least—but don’t you at least see a little glimmer along the path? Maybe your path today seems too arduous, too confounding, too dark; maybe you woke up this morning without the strength to face more of the same old-same old. Let Christ be your strength! Take to heart the thought that He’ll never ask you to take a single step that He hasn’t already taken Himself, that He’ll never ask you to walk alone, and that He’ll never leave you in the dark.
May Isaiah’s commission wash over our countenance today like a ray from Zion’s Mount, as he effectively calls out to all of us: “I’m walking in the light of the Lord. You come too!”