Rebuild The Road, Clear Away The Stones

Build up, build up the highway! Remove the stones. Raise a banner for the nations.We often walk on rickety trails – cobblestone paths that are missing rocks and gravel that has overtime crumbled. Dilapidated highways appear faded.

The once black asphalt is light gray and it has been worn down by the circulation of heavy trucks, foot traffic and various other pollutants.

New shoes laced up and ready, we are hesitant. Should we march down the pathway so unstable? Should we expose our shiny new sneakers to a trail of such snares?

The beautiful blessing is – we don’t have to expose ourselves to the elements of such weary travels. The LORD our God has gone before us – and coated the road ahead of our anxious legs. We must be ready to run forward with a banner of truth and praise.

God says, “Rebuild the road! Clear away the rocks and stones so my people can return from captivity.” – Isaiah 57:14

What amazing grace our God has showered upon his people. He has repaved the road under our feet and rebuilt the pathway – that would have only offered us despair.

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. – Micah 6:8

Walking forward with humility fortified by God’s power, may our steps only lead others to the throne room of God’s precious grace.

Soften our hearts like clay and mold that ruddy earth into a pristine vessel of compassion and sincerity. May we praise you in full affect – for it is by your strength these stones of calamity have been removed.

It is by your sturdy hand that the cities and highways, ram shackled in the distance, have been restored.


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