What I’m Thinking: A Straight Highway


Isaiah wrote about a straight highway in the wilderness – an unusual thing in his day, or in ours on Hawai’i Island, where the coastlines and the mountain slopes require us to adapt our routes to the land. He saw that road, however, as a blessing atop a blessing atop a blessing.

Here’s a transcript:

I’m thinking about the straight highway in the wilderness found in the fortieth chapter of Isaiah today (Isaiah 40:1-11). We don’t have a lot of straight roads on Hawai’i Island. The coastlines and the mountains: they both cause us to adapt in our course, whether we’re following the shoreline or whether we’re working our way up and down the slopes.

The same was true in Isaiah’s place and time. Roads weren’t straight.

But the road of which Isaiah wrote was the one that they expected the people of Israel to return home on, return home from exile.

And so a straight, direct path was a blessing upon a blessing upon a blessing. The blessing of freedom. The blessing of a direct route to the blessing…

Of home.

That’s what I’m thinking. I’m curious about what you’re thinking, so leave me your thoughts in the comment section below. I’d love to hear from you.

Categories What I'm Thinking | Tags: , | Posted on December 4, 2017

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