Deer Trails, They All Lead Somewhere

Trudging through the snow in the woods the deer trails become easy to follow. For the deer those paths are all important.  There is a reason they are there.  Follow a path and you begin to see that they lead to all that is necessary for deer’s life.

The trail I followed dissected a deer trail.  I also had divided a herd. To my right the herd was coming from the water.  On my left was the remainder of the herd in a thicket, a source of both food and shelter. Farther on, I pushed yet another herd ahead of me. This group used the well traveled trail as a route of escape.  Those paths are the tested and efficient way to take care of necessities of life.

Proverbs uses the path as an analogy for life.  In verse 14.12 it say’s; “There is a way that seems right to a man, but it’s end is the way of death”.  God’s words make clear that God has a way for man to follow, just as each trail has a clear destination in the woods. Verse 16.17 reads;” The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who keeps his way preserves his soul”.

There is a path that leads to God, it goes through Jesus Christ.  He can lead you.  Jesus said “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.  (John 14.6)

There is only one path to life with God. All other paths lead to death.


About the Ordinary Hiker

A Christian camp director for many years, I enjoy ministry and being outdoors. I refer to God's creative wonder as the testimony of creation, a special place where God brings His word to life. Its where I like to be and where God speaks in His gentle voice in the awe of His creative work.
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