Since I first heard the words of the poem " The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, I have tried to live a life of roads less traveled. But it hasn't been until recently that I've begun to see this poem in a new light...
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference
When I look at the world today I see many paths that are being made to draw people away from our Savior Jesus Christ. His path is beginning to be more and more the path less traveled. It scares me because Christ is our example. He has come and has prepared a path for all to follow. Sometimes it may seem scary to take a step into the unknown, and fully rely on the Lord, but he's not one to lead us astray. His path is set, and is never changing. The world is full of ever changing paths. You never know what may come of a worldly path, but the path that our Savior has left is one that has one destination... ETERNAL LIFE! When we choose to follow Jesus' path that doesn't mean it will be easy, after all it wasn't easy for him. We will all have our trials, and hard times but we will have a constant companion helping us all along the way.
Alma 7:9 "...Repent ye, and prepare the way of the Lord, and walk in his paths, which are straight; for behold, the kingdom of heaven is at hand, and the Son of God cometh upon the face of the earth."
Let us all check what path we are on, and strive to follow the Lords footsteps to make The path more travelled.