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).
We are at a crossroads but this is nothing new. Moses was at a crossroads when God appeared to Him in a burning bush. Rahab was at a crossroads when Israelite spies approached her for help. Gideon was at a crossroads when God promised Him victory. Solomon was at a crossroads when he wrote Ecclesiastes. Esther was at a crossroads when she learned of Haman’s plot against her people. Jonah was at a crossroads when He was instructed to love his enemies. Isaiah was at a crossroads when He encountered the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. Job was at a crossroads when he lost everything. Mary was at a crossroads when Gabriel came to her, and so too the shepherds when angels announced the birth of Jesus. The wise men faced many crossroads as they chartered their way to the star. Jesus was at a crossroads when He was tempted in the wilderness. Matthew was too when he was called to follow Christ. Peter was at a crossroads and then the rooster crowd. He was at another crossroads when Jesus came back from the dead.
There is nothing new about crossroads. Jeremiah preached to a generation who took the wrong road. He called and called and everyone ignored his pleas. He pointed the way and everyone went down the dark, wide road. Israel eventually fell to her enemies. They were dispersed, relocated, torn from their roots. Multiple generations suffered because the wrong road was taken. We are at a crossroads and what we do affects not just us but future generations.
Jesus stands at the crossroads, cross conquered and behind Him. He stands on an old road, narrow but good for the soul. What is it that He said? “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). We’re at a crossroads. Look around and choose today the road on which Jesus stands.