Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The Broad Road

The beginning of this happened in a dream over a year ago. I hesitated to write it because it may have seemed to emphasize the breadth and depth of evil. However, I know that where sin abounds, grace abounds much more.

In my dream I saw a broad way. I do not know that it was a one-way street; it just seemed like it. The traffic was heavy and all of it going in the same direction. There seemed to be many other streets, none of them cross streets, all of them broad, crowded and going in the same direction. They were not all parallel; some of them merged to make wider highways of crowded vehicles and pedestrians. As my eyes scanned the landscape to the horizon I saw more and more broad ways. Some of them were high speed highways; some were very low speed; like parking lots of crawling life. Some of these ways seemed only for pedestrians, some for bicycles, or motor scooters, motorcycles; some, for all of them together. It had a sense of moving people all headed for destruction.

The people were unaware of where they were going, only that they were going. Some of them seemed frustrated, others were angry or sad. There were others; happy-go-lucky, frolicking, skylarking on the way. Others were focused and fast, as if they knew where they were going and wanted to get there.

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