Sunday, April 15, 2007
The Road Less Traveled
"Two roads diverged in a wood
And I took the one less traveled by
And that has made all the difference."
Today was an amazing spring day, so Jon and I partook in my favorite Sunday afternoon pasttime. We took a long, intimate walk along Minnehaha Creek taking in the sun and the smells. The breeze carried the scent of the water, the earth, the promise of green things to come. But most was still brown and recovering from the long, rollar-coaster winter. Not even the grass had persisted through the decomposing layer of leftover autumn leaves. The path split and we walked along the dirt path with our fingers laced. And suddenly we came upon a lush patch of little blue flowers. Its lively contrast to the drab landscape took us both by surprise. It was just the spark we we needed to know that change was just around the corner. Isn't that always the case? When we find ourselves on the dirt paths of our lives, God brings us a joyous splash of life and promise that we need to continue and persist. That makes all the difference.