The narrow most treacherous road may be the best one. As Jesus said in Matthew 7:13-14,
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
A wide dirt trail. Easy to walk on. Many think it is easy to follow Jesus in His way. But as Jesus was walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”
Jesus replied, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head” (Lu. 9:57).
A grassy trail.
The grassy trail is a quiet trail and best for conversation. Two men one day reflected on their conversation with a stranger:
32 They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
Looking back at this day of 40 degree weather, bitter cold and snow was just a day away, and these Mallard ducks were enjoying their last days.
Soon the creek will be iced over.
Leaving the ducks, I headed up this familiar trail. It was supposed to be warm, but there was a cold wind from the northwest. Winter was coming.
Before long my pleasant walk was almost over. The days are short and sunlight will soon be gone.
This old abandon WWII Army ammunition’s building has become somewhat of an art studio for young gang members, or maybe just a place for bored kids to practice their art craft.
This looks like it was quite a place in it’s day. This is one of several military buildings that were quickly built during WWII to manufacture ammunition’s needed. Since sometime in the 1960’s it has been abandon.
I wonder why they haven’t torn down this building yet. I walk by here often.
After walking on the narrow path along the river for a while, I decided to walk on this broad path–the way that leads to destruction, and there are many that go this way (Matthew 7:14).
It’s beautiful how the light reflects off this grass.
There is a place in this field where this type of grass grows so much taller. It ‘s a mystery to me why it grows so tall in this one particular area.
So beautiful how the setting sun lights up this bare tree.
I always choose the most treacherous path, because to me its the most adventurous.
There is a wider trail just a few yards over to the right where most people walk. But for most of the way I choose “the narrow way.”
You have to be always alert to choose this path, and sure footed. It’s a dangerous road–like the world we live in. We musty be always on the alert for danger!!
The river is the great Mississippi. It is November the 28th, two days after Thanksgiving. Today it is 50 degrees, very warm for Minnesota. This will be maybe my last warm outing of 2020.
I come to the end of my walk. I will walk across that bridge over the river and looking down on the dam.
Over the creek bridge and through the woods.
I’m all bundled up.
A very smooth path.
The blue sky is most beautiful today.
Nearing the end of my trek.