There will be a highway
called the Holy Road.
No one rude or rebellious
is permitted on this road.
It’s for God’s people exclusively—
impossible to get lost on this road.
Not even fools can get lost on it.
No lions on this road,
no dangerous wild animals—
Nothing and no one dangerous or threatening.
Only the redeemed will walk on it.
The people God has ransomed
will come back on this road.
They’ll sing as they make their way home to Zion,
unfading halos of joy encircling their heads,
Welcomed home with gifts of joy and gladness
as all sorrows and sighs scurry into the night.
Isaiah 35: 8-10, MSG
May the long, dusty road of your week come to a dead end at Sabbath’s home. No backing up, retracing the tread, just turn off the idle chatter in your head, lean back and enjoy the view. It may not be perfect, perhaps a bit overgrown and weedy, but it’s beautiful because He ordained it.
Happy Sabbath Friends!
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The road may be narrow, but indeed it is beautiful, especially because it ultimately leads Home! Happy and safe travels home, Shelly. I hope you and your family had a fabulous time! You’ve been in my prayers.
What a great scripture as we head into the weekend.
In the big blue (as i like to call my Bible) I have month and year dates by this verse. April, 2001, 2002, 2003. Those years the road was steep but it was a healing path. Again I have marked April 2008, Feb. 2012. So thankful to go back to this verse again in 2013. Significant for many reasons, a reminder of God’s faithfulness in the past and his plan for the future, the resting in Him now and for the rest in the future, the peace that awaits “when sorrow and sighing will flee away” (NASB). Safe journeys my friend.
This is a lovely post, Shelly. Thank you for the reassurances from God that He is always with us, walking side-by-side, as we navigate the narrow road.
Trust you had a wonderful, restful time here in “The true north, strong and free”! Safe journey, my friend.
THAT is a lovely translation. I really like the part that says, ‘unfading haloes of joy encircling their heads.’ Wow. Jesus sings over us with joy. Beautiful, Shelly.
I love the visualization of many pilgrims traveling, singing, and rejoicing together. Our joy IS augmented when we share it with others. ‘Looking forward to enjoying the view with our congregation tomorrow! Thank you, Shelley, for focusing our hearts on this uplifting scripture.
Desperately seeking a road without lions.