Today’s post prompt is “path” so here goes . . .
A path is a way. A way through something. I think of the path that my dad has worn around their property. He used it in the past for cycling, to get ready to ride the Great Divide ride from Canada to Mexico. He used it to rehab from an accident. He then used it to prep for hiking around Mt. Rainier. Since then, it has been his and my mom’s exercise path.
It used to be full of trees and lots of cactus and wind through some of the easier ways. Since the fire went through, the path is less of a way “through” and a way to go from here to there.
But when I look at it, I see it as so much more.
This path is an example of perseverance. This path is an example of not giving up. This path is an example of trying hard and then trying even harder. This path is an example of bringing people together, because when we go visit, at least one of the girls wants to walk the “mail trail” with Papa.
This path is a reminder that things change. Sometimes that change is simple, like stepping over the beautiful sunflower that popped up in the middle of the path, and sometimes the change is much, much harder, such as when the fire came through and the path had to be redone almost from nothing.
Along the way, there are beautiful signs of prosperity. Not physical prosperity but rather that prosperity that comes from God – beauty, strength, hope, and moving forward. Most of the time, it is not the way forward we would have chosen or foreseen. But this path – it is our way forward now and God’s fingerprints are all over it. Look closely. That path? It is a way forward and, just maybe, a way through at the same time. END
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