The Way

duck crossingTraffic halted on both sides of the narrow street. Before I reached the exit from my neighborhood, I joined the line of cars braking to a full stop.

Eleven white geese followed in the footsteps of a wild Canadian goose. Right into the middle of the street, they waddled and wound their way through the stopped cars. I guess they forgot to walk to the corner, then look both ways before crossing.

The lead goose was twice the others’ size, and he set the pace. With his head held high and eyes focused straight ahead, he honked twice and marched forward. The remaining eleven followed in a perfect line, each one equally spaced behind the next. Each one keeping the lead’s tempo like military recruits marching to the mess hall. Or kindergartners following their teacher, holding on to their ring knotted into a rope, heading for the playground.

When the last goose crossed and stepped onto the sidewalk, the cars paused for a ten count, watching God’s creatures follow their leader down the hill and into the waiting pond for a morning swim.

As we each pressed the gas pedal to ease forward to our destinations, every driver I passed had the same broad grin as mine. We glanced toward the pond, smiling at God’s creatures following their leader in perfect rhythm together.

Our day started with a message from God. As hints of doubt about direction wormed their way into my mind, there God was, orchestrating His message. Keep following The Leader across the streets and through the valleys. Let Me set the direction. Let Me set the pace.

I can trust He will guide me safely through the journey. He knows the way. He is The Way.

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.” (John 14:6, NIV)

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About Gloria Ashby

I'm a writer, speaker and teacher. I live with my husband in the DFW area, and close to our daughter and her family.
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