Funny the signs the Lord sends me – actually the actual TRAFFIC SIGNS… Yes, we get earthly signs and we get heavenly signs – some are in the eyes of the beholder only and some (ALL) are in the eyes of the Sender. This particular traffic sign said: “END ONE WAY”.! BOOM – I physically FELT that sign. An instant answer to a one way thought conversation from me was turning into a no doubt answer from Him: One Way, His Way. Turning into His answer was me just driving straight and staying the course.
I saw this traffic sign and mental sign at the same time I was thinking about people’s deaths – in general about what they believe for life after death – or not – and the choice to believe or not. I worry especially for my friends who are not believers and yet Jesus tells us not to worry but to witness.
I was thinking about Jesus, when I saw “ONE WAY”, knowing that IS the truth. Only thru Jesus will we be saved and approach the Father. And I thought about those who do not believe in Jesus – how are they ever going to get to believe in Him? They can – and even at the last minute… The sign said: “END ONE WAY” – yeah, we all do end ONE way. No turns we can take. No alternative routes. One Way thru Jesus.
And yet this traffic sign on earth really meant that the one way street was ending and now you have to deal with 2 way traffic so don’t veer out of your lane. It is just a courtesy sign and a traffic calming device… End “one way” – now it is a two-way street – OH, that is our relationship with the Lord too – in life and in death – a two-way street to conversation and relationship… a two-way opportunity to chat and listen. There is only ONE WAY – but there is a two-way interlude of conversation to get there – and when we do “Be Still” – we find that Jesus does do ALL the talking. By Grace alone we are SAVED.
ONE WAY = JESUS
TWO WAY = CONVERSATION
HIS WAY IS the HIGH-way to forgiveness day
All we have to do is bow down and look up.
The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice. Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side. His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles. The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth. The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all peoples see his glory.
All who worship images are put to shame, those who boast in idols – worship him, all you gods! Zion hears and rejoices and the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments, Lord. For you, Lord, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods. Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked. Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart. Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.
But now, this is what the Lord says – he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.