Roy’s Blog: “Way Maker”

Isaiah 42:16 (NASB) “I will lead the blind by a way they do not know, in paths they do not know I will guide them. I will make darkness into light before them and rugged places into plains. These are the things I will do, and I will not leave them undone.”

In the world of sixteenth and seventeenth-century Europe, a “waymaker” was a person responsible for creating a road and keeping it in good repair for royal travelers. When the King or Queen planned to travel, the waymaker and his team would prepare the road to be as smooth as possible before the trip. Waymaker is an old profession.

The world around us has paths, roads, highways, super-highways, and interstate highways with “mixers” that could drive you crazy. Many of our roads and streets are dotted with potholes (some you could lose a small car into). To save your vehicle (and yourself) from damage you have to miss as many of them as possible. It’s an everyday struggle.

Life is like those pothole-filled roads. We go along and everything is fine, then you hit a rough place you didn’t see coming. You could have unexpected health issues, job loss, car damage from a wreck, or a tree falling on your house. Even with the help of family and friends, the struggles can overwhelm us. But, Praise God, in Jesus Christ, He has left us a “Way Maker”, in the love, care, guidance, and presence of the Holy Spirit who will be with us to the end. We are not alone! Call on the Holy Spirit to guide you today and every day.

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