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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Form One Lane to the Right...

It happened again just recently. We were driving to Flagstaff on Highway 17, cruising along. Signs started to appear..."One Lane Ahead"  Then a very interesting phenomenon began occurring: Drivers began to speed ahead, to vie for who would get in the one lane first.  Some drivers politely complied, forming the one lane to the right in advance. However, there were some, (we know the type...we ARE the type...!)  that sped ahead to then crowd in at the last possible moment, to inch their advance to the one lane.  EVERYONE wanted to get into the one lane to the right....

Fascinating.  Intriguing.  Telling.

People 'get it' on the highways.  They see the advantage, the logic, the opportunity to continue on their journey by getting into the 'one late on the right.'  It's the only way.  It gets one from where they are to where they would like to be!  There is no other way!  No one stops, gets out with a homemade placard and starts protesting, "How narrow-minded!"  "Prove to me that this is the only way!"  "I'll make my own way!"  No one veers to the left with a determined gleam in their eye to make another way.  The lane to the right is full.  Each driver enters the lane to the right....

However, some of these same people, when shown the 'one lane to the right', spiritually, balk. "Why, that's so narrow!  Prove to me that Jesus is the only way! I'll make my own way! There must be MANY ways, not just ONE way!"

Jesus is THE "One lane to the right", my friends.  "I AM the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE. NO ONE can get to the Father except through Me!" John 14:7

Not a boast.  A fact. 

 Not narrow.  The only. 

There is no other way.   Jesus is not being exclusive. Just the opposite!! HE IS THE WAY FOR ALL HUMANKIND!!  The "right lane" is there for EVERYONE.  One just needs to take it!

May we 'get in line' with joy and appreciation.  May we be full of gratitude.  For, 'there is a way that SEEMS right' to a human...but that way ends in Death.   Proverbs 14:12

Let's choose LIFE!! Let's 'get in the lane to the Right!'

In the Lane,   Ele


Anonymous TJ said...

Great example except the only difference is that in this situation there literally is no other way for even the (non-believers) because failure to abide by the direction they are given results in immediate and direct punishment. I think those who are reluctant to get into the right lane just can't see the consequences at the time. Great post though, I enjoyed it very much!

July 18, 2011 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger Ele Parrott said...

Thank you for your comment, TJ. I appreciate your thoughts. May the 'reluctants' see!

July 19, 2011 at 2:49 PM  
Blogger Vanessalee said...

Oh.. Lovely thought, i enjoyed the every single word. You turned the points in a very clean manner. :)
We believe in Jesus and follow their way,indeed we do.

August 6, 2011 at 1:00 AM  

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