Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path and you will find rest for your souls. Jeremiah 6:16
The path I followed the Fourth of July weekend 2014 is marked in red. Winding its way through downtown Boston, the Freedom Trail is a 2-1/2 mile walking path linking sixteen historic landmarks. Boston has always taken in its revolutionary past. But in 1951 a local journalist came up with a revolutionary idea of his own: link significant historic sites with a pedestrian trail so that visitors like me could explore them in a self-guided tour. That’s just what the city of Boston did, and countless visitors from around the world have walked the Freedom Trail ever since.
Stops along the path include the Boston Common, the Old Statehouse, site of the Boston Massacre, the Bunker Hill Monument and the historic frigate USS Constitution. All people need to be able to do is know how to follow a red line. There are special markers in the sidewalk marking important stops along the way. I imagine before the Freedom Trail, visitors armed with maps or guidebooks might have found a few sites, but would have ended up becoming confused and/or lost in the city. The red path has made it easy for people like me.
When it comes to finding a relationship with God and a path to heaven, God made it so simple a little child could find the way. Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” The Freedom Trail through life and all the way to heaven was made possible by Jesus, the One who painted the red line with His own blood given for us on the cross.
I’m so grateful that I didn’t have to wander aimlessly through Boston and that He left a red trail, so clearly marked that leads to Heaven so I don’t have to wander here and there looking for the way.
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