This afternoon I paused to consider the things of God along this Journey of Faith. I asked God to speak to me what He wanted me to hear. I opened to Isaiah 35. Wonderful words! But it was vs. 8-10 were His word for me.
“And a great road will go through that once deserted land. It will be named the Highway of Holiness. Evil minded people will never travel on it. It will be only for those who walk in God’s ways; fools will never walk there. Lions will not lurk along its course, nor any other ferocious beasts. Only the redeemed will walk on it. Those who have been ransomed by the Lord will return. They will enter Jerusalem singing, crowned with everlasting joy. Sorry and mourning will disappear, and they will be filled with joy and gladness.”
Today, this day those who belong to God are travelling down that road with all the promises God has made here for those who travel The Way. We are not headed to an earthly city but a heavenly city whose founder and Creator are God Himself. As we travel that road day by day we do not need to fear all the things that those around us fear. We need not fear the terror by night nor the war by day, the crimes around us. No for along this Way we are watched over by the Holy One. That is why in Isaiah 35:8 it is called the “Highway of Holiness.” God Himself is there. He is the very one who said, “I will Never leave you nor forsake you.” and “I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”