The Long and Winding Road (7/31/16)

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The Beatles’ decade of holding the top spot in pop music started at a pub in Liverpool, went to a bar in Berlin, and ended on a rooftop in London.  In between were a lot of hits and good times.  Also in between was the death of their manager, artistic friction, and battles over money and individuality. 

Life is like a “Long and Winding Road.”  We pass through a path of graduations, marriages, and births.  But we also hit the valleys of job loss, divorce, and death.  We long for something constant.  On a winding mountain road, someone had been there before.  The road is paved.  Guardrails were installed.  Someone keeps going through and maintains the road.  

Is there someone like that in life?  Are we traveling this road alone???

The following recording is from the 9:30 service.  Click on the play button, then scroll down to follow along…


Our scripture reading was from Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 (no “turn, turn turns” in the Bible!) and Matthew 7:13-14..  Open the below drop down box to follow along.  The New King James Version is shown below…

Scripture Reading

Ecclesiastes 3:1-11

1 To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:

2 A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted;

3 A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up;

4 A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance;

5 A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace,  And a time to refrain from embracing;

6 A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away;

7 A time to tear, And a time to sew;  A time to keep silence,  And a time to speak;

8 A time to love, And a time to hate;  A time of war, And a time of peace.

9 What profit has the worker from that in which he labors?

10 I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied.

11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.

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Matthew  7:13-14

13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.

14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

The Long and Winding Beatles Career

One of my all time favorite rock ‘n’ roll songs was written Paul McCartney and recorded by The Beatles. The song is, “The Long and Winding Road.” It was the final #1 hit for the “Fab-Four.”
McCartney originally wrote the song at his farm in Scotland, inspired by the growing tension between the Beatles at the time.

McCartney said later:

“I just sat down at my piano in Scotland, started playing and came up with that song, imagining it was going to be done by someone like Ray Charles. I have always found inspiration in the calm beauty of Scotland and again it proved the place where I found inspiration.”

The song was original offered to Tom Jones in 1968 who turned it down and later regretted his decision.
Lyrically, the song is a somewhat ambiguous evocation of an as-yet unrequited, though apparently inevitable, love. The “long and winding road” of the song is sometimes claimed to have been inspired by the B842, a thirty-one mile (50 km) winding road in Scotland, running along the east coast of Kintyre into Campbeltown, and part of the eighty-two mile (133km) drive from Lochgilphead.

In a 1994 interview, McCartney describes the lyrics:

“It was written about the journey the Beatles had been on together and now the roads which were going to be taking them their separate ways. 

It’s rather a sad song. I like writing sad songs, it’s a good bag to get into because you can actually acknowledge some deeper feelings of your own and put them in it. It’s a good vehicle, it saves having to go to a psychiatrist … It’s a sad song because it’s all about the unattainable; the door you never quite reach. This is the road that you never get to the end of.”

If, like Pastor Jim (wink, wink) you were born before this song was released in 1970, or if you need a refresher, click this drop down box to read the lyrics…

Long and Winding Road

[Verse 1 ] The long and winding road / That leads to your door / Will never disappear I’ve seen that road before / It always leads me here / Leads me to your door

[Verse 2 ] The wild and windy night / That the rain washed away / Has left a pool of tears Crying for the day / Why leave me standing here / Let me know the way

[Bridge] Many times I’ve been alone, many times I’ve cried Anyway you’ll never know, the many ways I’ve tried But still they lead me back to the…

[Verse 3 ] Long, winding road / You left me standing here / A long, long time ago Don’t leave me waiting here / Lead me to you door

[Verse 4 ] Yeah yeah yeah yeah / Still they lead me back / To the long winding road You left me standing here / A long, long time ago / Don’t leave me waiting here Lead me to your door / Yeah yeah yeah


Roads We Travel…

In these summer days of vacation and traveling, many of us do a great deal of traveling. Some of us by nature of our jobs, do much traveling.

And each of us is on a journey with our lives. Many times in both the Old and New Testament, the biblical writers referred to our daily lives and our whole lives as a “journey.”  When Jesus spoke of journey He often used the Greek word hodos which literally means, “a progress, mode or means, route, distance.”  A journey implies that progress is being made, that there is a particular “path” or “roadway” being used, and there is a destination in mind.

Roads are an important part of our lives.  They lead us to ___ ….

  • The best church in our Conference, Pitman UMC
  • Our homes.
  • Our neighborhood and to our places of work.
  • Philadelphia to watch the Phillies in this rebuilding year and to hopefully a Super Bowl parade for the Eagles (these roads are definitely “long and winding”…)
  • The L & M Bakery in Delran and to Zumba classes here in Pitman.
  • The Jersey Shore, or to …
  • Memphis to celebrate a cultural icon and the best bar-be-cue in the country,or to…
  • Washington, D.C., to celebrate our nation.
  • Still other roads lead to sunny destinations lined with palm trees like Orlando, Florida, and others to the snow covered mountains Denver, Colorado.

In many ways our life can be described as a “long and winding road.” Clearly the writer of Ecclesiastes 3 describes in many ways what we can expect as we journey on our long and winding road of life.   In Matthew Jesus speaking of our lives, compares them both practically and spiritually to a journey upon a road:

Go in through the narrow gate. The gate to destruction is wide, and the road that leads there is easy to follow. A lot of people go through that gate. But the gate to life is very narrow. The road that leads there is so hard to follow that only a few people find it.

-Matthew 7:13-14  (CEV)

There are all kinds of roads…

Long roads and dead end roads…
Paved roads and gravel roads…
Level roads and rolling roads…
Winding roads and straight roads…
Smooth roads and bumpy roads…

Journeys in the Bible…

Recently as I was looking through my Bible the topic of roads and journeys captured my attention.  Click these tabs to take a tour of some of the journeys that God’s people have taken over the ages…

In Genesis 5:21-24, we read of a man named Enoch who “walked with God” on the road of life

In Genesis 12:1-5 we meet Abram (his name would be changed to Abraham), a wealthy, comfortable, established man who trusts in God and sets off on strange unfamiliar roads to an unknown land and an uncertain future. The journey he took led him from independence to dependence upon God, from barrenness, infertility, and unfulfilled dreams to being the father of a great nation.


In Genesis 37:20-36  we find young Joseph journeying from the comfort of his father’s home to a pit of envy and sold into slavery by his brothers eventually being taken on a long road into Egypt Many years later his family traveled along those very same roads to Egypt where they experienced forgiveness and life thanks to the Christ like attitude of Joseph (Genesis 50:1-21)!

In Exodus chapters 12 through 14 we find Moses leading the nation of Israel out of Egypt, out of slavery, along roads built by their own sweat and blood (Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy). Later on we find the Israelites on a dead end road. They were stuck between an angry sea and the fast approaching Egyptian Army. That road which seemed to be a dead end was miraculously extended through the sea as God parted the waters allowing His people safe escape.

In 1 Samuel 17  we find A very young man traveling along a road to bring food to his older brothers who were battling the Philistines. That road led him to a place where he honored God and became a hero by defeating the Giant Goliath.

In Daniel 3, we find a road leading three faithful young men into a fiery furnace because they chose to follow God no matter the cost. In Daniel 6 we find another man being lead along a road to a lions Den.

In Luke 2:1-6, it was a long and winding road lead Mary and Joseph to the little town of Bethlehem.

In Matthew 2:13-17 it was a difficult and disastrous road which lead soldiers to homes where innocent children were murdered. We read in Matthew 2:13 that it was a long, difficult, and road which lead Mary, Joseph and Jesus to safety in Egypt.

Iin Luke 19:28-40 we read about a great celebration as Jesus traveled along a winding road into Jerusalem riding on a donkey.

In Luke 23:26-32 we’re reminded that is was a hard, uphill road called the Via Delorosa, which lead Jesus to His trial and finally to the place of his crucifixion…  but the road continued until it reached the door of the empty tomb on Easter morning (see Mark 16:1-8).

In Acts 7:54-60, it was a road between this world and the next.  As he as being stoned by anti-Christians extremists, the Apostle Stephen was reassured and comforted by God.

According to Acts 9, it was along a dusty, rocky road headed north towards Damascus one of the greatest enemies of the Christian faith ran into a divinely appointed roadblock and from that experience became the greatest voice of Christianity. That experience changed that man’s name. No longer would he be called Saul the great enemy, but Paul the great Apostle.

In Revelation ___ We see that the final road mentioned in the Bible.  It is  a great street found in heaven, a street of gold, a street that will usher all of God’s faithful children into His presence where there will be no more pain, no more tears and no more death!

There is a common theme that strings all these passages together. DID YOU PICK UP ON THAT THEME? It is what brings us comfort, hope, and empowerment to face the future unafraid, and that’s this:

No matter how long and winding the road, no matter how wild and windy the nights, no matter how many bumps in the road or detours we incur…

God’s people never travel alone AND we always and ultimately end up with God at God’s door!

God himself not only accompanies His people but also guides us and prepares the way for us. 

God is With Us!

No matter how bumpy or winding the road may be, God sticks with us!  We’re not alone as we make our way along in our journey.  Look at the Bible.

God was with __…

The Israelites… In Exodus 14:10-31 when the road seemed to be blocked by a massive barricade like a huge violent sea and an angry Egyptian army-  God provided!
Ordinary People… When the road was straight and smooth, when the road was long and winding, ordinary people like you and me, trusted God and claimed the presence of God in their midst.
Noah…  Recall the road Noah and his family took on the ark (Genesis 7:5-8:14), and God was with them.
Jonah… When the prophet Jonah disobeyed God resulting with the beleaguered prophet spending three days and three nights in the belly of a giant fish (Jonah 1:15-2:10), God was with him.
The Elderly…  God was with Jeremiah, the disabled, the elderly and the orphaned when Jerusalem and the Temple of God were destroyed by Babylon (Lamentations 3:22-28).
Elijah…  God was with Elijah on Mt. Carmel when he was confronted by the prophets of Baal in 1 Kings 18.
Elisha…  And God was with Elisha when surrounded by an enemy nation and providing a victory in 2 Kings 7

Where are you today in your journey? You may not know where you’re headed, you may not know what lies ahead, you may be feeling lost. God’s promise is that we never travel alone! That truth alone is cause for rejoicing! God is present with us no matter where we are headed.

Need to Make a U-Turn???

But we need to be careful where we’re walking.   There will come times during our journey where WE take detours. We venture onto paths that don’t lead us to God… paths that are dead ends. RoadSign Closed _IMG_3546

But God (best words in the Bible!) will yank us back and give us chances to make U-Turns.  God will put us back on the right path, but if we waste time going in the wrong direction, we’ll miss out on great opportunities; opportunities of joy where we grow closer to our Lord.

Here are some of the warnings God gave about walking other roads…

Jeremiah 6:28….

They are all stubborn rebels, walking as slanderers. They are bronze and iron, They are all corrupters;

Jeremiah 9:13-14…

And the Lord said, “Because they have forsaken My law which I set before them, and have not obeyed My voice, nor walked according to it, but they have walked according to the dictates of their own hearts and after the Baals, which their fathers taught them,”

Jeremiah 16:11-12…

then you shall say to them, ‘Because your fathers have forsaken Me,’ says the Lord; ‘they have walked after other gods and have served them and worshiped them, and have forsaken Me and not kept My law.

Ezekiel 5:6-8…

She has rebelled against My judgments by doing wickedness more than the nations, and against My statutes more than the countries that are all around her; for they have refused My judgments, and they have not walked in My statutes.’

Therefore thus says the Lord God: ‘Because you have multiplied disobedience more than the nations that are all around you, have not walked in My statutes nor kept My judgments, nor even done according to the judgments of the nations that are all around you’ — therefore thus says the Lord God: ‘Indeed I, even I, am against you and will execute judgments in your midst in the sight of the nations.

Ezekiel 11:12…

And you shall know that I am the Lord; for you have not walked in My statutes nor executed My judgments, but have done according to the customs of the Gentiles which are all around you.

Ezekiel 16:47…

You did not walk in their ways nor act according to their abominations; but, as if that were too little, you became more corrupt than they in all your ways.

Hosea 5:11...

Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, Because he willingly walked by human precept.

Amos 2:4…

Thus says the Lord: “For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, I will not turn away its punishment, because they have despised the law of the Lord, and have not kept His commandments. Their lies lead them astray, lies which their fathers followed.

Malachi 2:6, 8-9…

6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and injustice was not found on his lips. He walked with Me in peace and equity, and turned many away from iniquity.

8 But you have departed from the way; you have caused many to stumble at the law. You have corrupted the covenant of Levi,” says the Lord of hosts.  “Therefore I also have made you contemptible and base before all the people, because you have not kept My ways, but have shown partiality in the law.”

These warnings are given, not so that God’s people will live in fear of retribution or punishment, BUT so we can avoid making the same mistakes that were made by those who went before us.


Our Constant Companion

God is our constant companion:  The LORD “Is” not was, not will be, not “I hope God is”, and not “is sometimes”, but simply IS. God IS with us every moment of every day.  He is like a Shepherd who constantly watches over us, ready to protect us when we wander off the right road.

Check out what He says in Ezekiel 34:11-31…

(Open the drop down box, and note that this passage might show up in the quiz!)


11 ‘For thus says the Lord God: “Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out.

12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he is among his scattered sheep, so will I seek out My sheep and deliver them from all the places where they were scattered on a cloudy and dark day.

13 And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land; I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys and in all the inhabited places of the country.

14 I will feed them in good pasture, and their fold shall be on the high mountains of Israel. There they shall lie down in a good fold and feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.

15 I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down,” says the Lord God.

16 “I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick; but I will destroy the fat and the strong, and feed them in judgment.”

17 ‘And as for you, O My flock, thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I shall judge between sheep and sheep, between rams and goats.

18 Is it too little for you to have eaten up the good pasture, that you must tread down with your feet the residue of your pasture — and to have drunk of the clear waters, that you must foul the residue with your feet?

19 And as for My flock, they eat what you have trampled with your feet, and they drink what you have fouled with your feet.”

20 ‘Therefore thus says the Lord God to them: “Behold, I Myself will judge between the fat and the lean sheep.

21 Because you have pushed with side and shoulder, butted all the weak ones with your horns, and scattered them abroad,

22 therefore I will save My flock, and they shall no longer be a prey; and I will judge between sheep and sheep.

23 I will establish one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them — My servant David. He shall feed them and be their shepherd.

24 And I, the Lord, will be their God, and My servant David a prince among them; I, the Lord, have spoken.

25 “I will make a covenant of peace with them, and cause wild beasts to cease from the land; and they will dwell safely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods.

26 I will make them and the places all around My hill a blessing; and I will cause showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing.

27 Then the trees of the field shall yield their fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase. They shall be safe in their land; and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I have broken the bands of their yoke and delivered them from the hand of those who enslaved them.

28 And they shall no longer be a prey for the nations, nor shall beasts of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and no one shall make them afraid.

29 I will raise up for them a garden of renown, and they shall no longer be consumed with hunger in the land, nor bear the shame of the Gentiles anymore.

30 Thus they shall know that I, the Lord their God, am with them, and they, the house of Israel, are My people,” says the Lord God.'”

31 “You are My flock, the flock of My pasture; you are men, and I am your God,” says the Lord God.

We Don’t Travel Alone…

While the world and our lives and circumstances change from one moment to the next, the one constant we can be sure of in life is God’s promise that THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY the creator of the universe, the GOD who created us IS with us.

Presbyterian pastor Scot Brown once said:

Nothing happens to us until it first passes through His nail scared hands.  

How true that is!!!  We are not alone, we do not face life’s difficulties and challenges alone and that is something to be thankful today. He doesn’t lead from afar. The Good Shepherd (John 10) is right beside us; sometimes behind us pushing and carrying us along, sometimes offering a helping hand, other times he offers a pat on the head, a touch of affection, a caring embrace. The Good Shepherd leads and guides from close proximity – we don’t travel alone.

Read more about the Good Shepherd by opening the following drop down box…

John 10:1-18

“I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber.

2 The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep.

3 The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.

5 But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.”

6 Jesus used this figure of speech, but they did not understand what he was telling them.

7 Therefore Jesus said again, “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. ChapelWin- Good Shepherd _DCP_7051

8 All who ever came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.

9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture.

10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

12 The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it.

13 The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.

14 “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—

15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father — and I lay down my life for the sheep.

16 I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.

17 The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life — only to take it up again.

18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.”   NIV

We Can’t Get Away from Him- Even if We Try!

Not only does Jesus promise to be our Good Shepherd and to guide us through “the shadow of death,” He also promises that He won’t leave us.  Even when we wander off the path, He’ll stick with us to bring us back.

The Bible says this over and over…

2 Though they dig down to the depths of the grave, from there my hand will take them. Though they climb up to the heavens, from there I will bring them down.

3 Though they hide themselves on the top of Carmel, there I will hunt them down and seize them. Though they hide from me at the bottom of the sea, there I will command the serpent to bite them.

4 Though they are driven into exile by their enemies, there I will command the sword to slay them. I will fix my eyes upon them for evil and not for good.”

7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?

8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,

10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.

11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,”

12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.

13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,

16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him?” declares the Lord. “Do not I fill heaven and earth?” declares the Lord.
3 But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.

4 Then the Lord sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up.

God is In Control, All Along the Road…

Whether its traveling through dark valleys – times when we face scary circumstances when all hope seems to be lost – or times when our enemies seem to be prospering at our expense – God guarantees his presence and His protection. God IS ultimately in control.

When rushing to the fire house, I would often cut through a neighbor’s yard.  One dark night I heard a loud threatening Bark-Bark-BARK!!!

Turns out that this neighbor owned a Pit Bull that was chained outside.

But as threatening and scary as that dog was, the chain held him back.  He could not reach me.  He could not hurt me.

In the same way, Jesus is the “chain” that’s holding back Satan.  It can get dark and scary, but Jesus holds back Satan and guards my way as I walk through life.  If we stay on the narrow road, we will always arrive safely.  God always “leads us to His Door.”

Everyday we go down different roads which could be terrifying, intimidating, leaving us frozen in fear. But as a child of God we must always remember that life, death, even Satan himself is leashed. DIFFERENT roads can scare us, but they cannot ultimately harm us. It won’t help to act like a crazed dog yourself. You don’t have to bark at those who scare you, or get tough and mean and foam at the mouth. You can act like a disciple of Jesus Christ. AND this is possible when we claim the promise that God is beside you.

In life we can cave in because of difficult circumstances and allow ourselves to become victims of our problems and challenges. OR, following the example of Jesus, we can look at the same situations and grow and mature as a result of them. I’m not saying that it will be easy – who ever said that life was going to be easy? but we can decide how we will respond to life. Our perspective greatly influences how life’s challenges will impact us.

Barbara Johnson puts it this way in the title of her humorous book,

Pain Is Inevitable, but Misery Is Optional: Stick a Geranium in Your Hat and Be Happy.

When ever I begin to feel sorry for myself and start thinking I have no control I remember a friend of mine from seminary who has died. Dave was confined to a wheel chair. He was an amazing Christian. Deformed since birth, Dave allowed his faith and the companionship of God to empower him to reach for the stars. In a conversation I remember having with Dave he said that he realized that he one of two options – be miserable and bitter for the rest of his life or with God’s strength he could choose to face his challenges with a positive attitude. Dave was such a positive influence, a person who gave you hope when you talked with him. Although he spent his entire life in a wheelchair, yet his spirit and attitude soared higher than many who have no physical challenges.

God promises to see you through your tough times – He did for Dave Delew, He’s done it for me, and He’ll do it for you too!

When I was growing up a Christian woman once told me, “Don’t grieve that your roses have thorns. Rejoice instead that your thorns have roses!”

Ultimately one of the goals of every church is to help you get to your true home with God. The thing that makes heaven, our ultimate home, so wonderful is that God is there. But you can know his presence today while you are still on the journey. So we can more accurately say that the goal of the church’s ministry is to help you be at home with God while you are still on the way. That is what we will spend the year trying to understand.

Lead Me to Your Door…

The last line of the song says, “Don’t leave me waiting here, Lead me to your door.”

Because of God’s companionship with us, He will always lead us to His door, which is the Lord Jesus Christ.

EVEN IN DEATH, God is our companion….

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

36 As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,

39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:35-39, NIV

Even in death, the prophet Enoch (who didn’t actually “die”), never left God’s side…

And after he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Enoch lived 365 years.

Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.

Genesis 5:22-24, NIV

Enjoy God’s Company Along the Trip…

The truth we’ve discovered today is that God is our companion, our guide and provider, our protector and our blessing. God directs, and redirects our steps. He accomplishes this through detours, dead ends, roadblocks, and on occasion He opens a miraculous path – all this is part of His plan for getting us Home. Our arrival in his Eternal Home is His top priority and nothing will keep Him from us.

  • BOTTOM line is this… the Beatles are correct when they sing, life is a “long and winding road.”
  • BUT IF WE WALK WITH GOD, the end of our road will lead us to the door of our God and Savior.



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