My grandson, Timothy, stayed overnight with me last night
and we caught up on all his 5 year old happenings.
He is quite the talker
and such a joy to be around.
On Friday, he and his dad went to a farm with his preschool class.
They did the hay ride and got to choose a pumpkin.
There was also the corn maze.
As he talked about the corn maze and how he and his daddy
struggled to find the way out,
it brought to mind a Caring Bridge post I wrote
on Sunday, October 24, 2010.
This was less than 3 weeks after we learned about the cancer that eventually took Les’ life.
I’d like to share that post with you again.
I hope you will enjoy it.
It’s just as appropriate today as it was 3 years ago.
If you have ever had a traumatic event in your life, then you understand there is a period
of time you are unable to think, reason or make decisions on your own.
It is always wise to have additional ears and eyes with you,
but especially during a difficult time in your life.
Our daughter, Stacey, and I have been with Les at each turn, listening and watching on his behalf.
One week into this trial, Les and I were sitting at our kitchen table trying to understand the events
of that day and what our next step should be.
I was expressing to him the need to listen to the doctors,
but at the same time to listen closer to the Lord.
Doctors are only human. They are limited.
But God is NOT!!!!
We talked about taking the path God wants us to take.
It is so easy, in our fear and frailty, to simply run toward the first thing that is available.
But we must always ask ourselves if that is what God has in His plan.
During this conversation, our granddaughter, Lesley, called to see if Pop and I would
like to go with her to Moore’s Farm and go through the corn maze.
(She was on the speaker phone so we could both talk with her.)
We said we would love to go.
Jokingly, I told her she would have to watch out for that Pop of hers
because he just might get lost in the corn maze.
God used that little girl as she responded by saying,
“Pop, you always have to stay on the clear path.”
That is how we make it through the trials and tests of life;
by staying on the “clear path.”
God’s Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path.
Wherever you are right now, God has a clear path marked out for you.
Ask Him and He will show it to you,
No, you won’t see too far down that path,
but you’ll know you’re on the right one.
Lots of love, Sharon