Friday, June 15, 2012

Five Minute Friday - 6/15/12 - Path

It's FRIDAY! That means it's time for another Five Minute Friday where, we, as our hostess and inspiration, The Gypsy Mama, puts it, write "For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not."

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Now...for today's assignment....


Photo Credit - Missouri State Parks - Prairie State Park
 Today's assigned word led my mind in a totally different direction than it normally would. The first thing I thought of when I read the word path is Tzi-sho.

You see, we live on the tall-grass prairie of southwest Missouri, which was once home to the Native American Osage Indian tribe. The Osage tribe was divided into two major groups...the Sky People and the Earth People. Nearby, at Prairie State Park, is a hiking trail called Tzi-sho or "Path of the Sky People" in honor of the Osage people that used to live here.

Now, while I'm no expert on the Osage tribe and their history, I have no doubt that each and every one of them were on a journey through this life...each trying to find their own are we. The question is...which path are we on?

While many believe that there are many paths through life...all of which, in the end, lead to God...the truth is, there are only two paths through this this life that we might wide, easy to find, and easy to follow...the other narrow, hard to find, and find to follow.

The one...the path that is wide and easy to find is the one that, in the end, leads to eternal destruction; the other...the path that is narrow and hard, is the one that, in the end, leads unto eternal life...and, according to Scripture, few there be that find it. 

"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."
(Matthew 7:13-14)

Yes, in the end, there is but One path in life that truly leads to God and that is Jesus!

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; 
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
(John 14:6) 


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