Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
My son, Jason Amos, reminds me if I don't turn in a blog to him every day. I get up knowing this, and sit down and start writing, even when I have no idea what I am going to say. Today is no different. Some days I do have a direction when I start to write, but today I absolutely do not!
Isn't that true of all of us? Some days we get up and we absolutely know what direction we are going that day. We are going to work, or we are going on vacation, or we are going to church, if it is Sunday. But, some days, we are like Bilbo Baggins in Lord of the Rings.
“It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
Actually, this is true even if one DOES have a plan for the day. You might step out your door to go to work, and never get there. You might step out your door to go on vacation, and never get there. This could be a bad thing or a good thing.
With Bilbo and Frodo and of course, Samwise, it ended up being a good thing, but lots of things that happened on the way were not good. That's the way it is with all of us. We step outside our door and we never know where our feet will take us....even if we do "keep" our feet.
There is a certain amount of fear in that, but also excitement. If we trust in the statement that "all things work together for good to those who love the Lord," then whatever happens when we step outside will turn out good in the end.