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Following the Trail

Photo by Csongor Tarnai on Unsplash

“If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.”

Anatole France

Anatole France was a French poet, journalist, and novelist with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters.

As I look down this forest path, I wonder where does it lead to and from whence did it begin? It is a rough looking pathway, yet it is intriguing to my imagination. I conjure up thoughts of woodland creatures that I might encounter along the trail.

There could possibly be danger lurking in the darkness ahead. Perhaps, the way is guarded by a large bear that is just waiting for an unsuspecting traveler to wander into its zone.

Then another part of my mind envisions a quiet brook that is flowing nearby the pathway. With the quiet woodland creatures scampering about as my feet move decidedly among the vegetation and undergrowth, I take to the journey at hand.

It is with these thoughts that I prepare for a nights slumber in the comfort of my home on this cold winter night. Perhaps I shall dream of this place and discover the destination of my travels.

Where do you envision this pathway leading? The poet says not to ask where it leads, but my curiosity cannot be contained, and so I will dream of unknown places tonight.

Anatole France, (last visited Jan. 27, 2020).


Christian father, grandfather, teacher, author. Everyday we live our lives by faith. The question is this; Who or what is the object of our faith? I chose to put my faith in Jesus Christ on September 10, 2000. Since then my life has not been the same. There have been mountain top days as well as days spent in the valleys of life, but each of those days my Lord has carried me through. I am assured that God is for me. Psalm 56:9 When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me. So, whatever you are facing today, you can have this confidence in the LORD. He is for you.

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