The intersections of our day and time are well represented in this photo. They have been intentionally designed and beautifully constructed. They are complex and confusing. They necessitate guidance. I believe we are all struggling through the greatest difficulties of our lifetimes. Our souls are not at rest. Our families are fractured and hurting. We are searching for answers, for help, for directions in territory that is unknown to us. We are at new intersections almost every day. Crossroads that offer some profoundly different pathways. Upheaval, chaos and confusion at this level is new for our generation, but it is a common thread throughout history. When pilgrims of old came wearily to their crossroads, they heard:
This is what the LORD says:
“Stand at the crossroads and look.
Ask for the ancient paths: ‘Where is the good way?’
Then walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.”
Jeremiah 6: 16
Over the course of my life I have made some unusual detours by considering the instructions given in this Scripture. The verbs alone… “Stand, look, ask, walk, find” sound so restful in contrast to the voices of our times. Though my story is distinct from yours, the challenges we face are, I believe, universal to humanity over time. And the words of the LORD spoken through the prophet Jeremiah echo wisdom down the ages to us all. I will use this space to stand at some of the most important crossroads of our times and ask for the ancient paths. We need answers. We need hope. We need guidance. “Where is the good way, LORD?” This is the crux of the Crossing Over blog. These crossroad decisions have to be made. How will we make them? I look forward to sharing my journey with you- should you choose to walk with me a while. Godspeed, my friend.