Friday, January 25, 2008

Fishing in the Archives Pool

Perhaps the book that most shaped my life as a young man was By Searching by Isobel Kuhn. She sensed the call of God to take the gospel to the Lisu people in China. The first chapter is entitled On To The Misty Flats and begins with a poem by John Oxenham. I've recalled this poem many times over the years and thought of it again this morning. Here it is for your perusal:

The Misty Flats

To every many there openeth
A way, and ways, and a way.

And the high soul climbs the high way,

And the low soul gropes the low,

And in between on the misty flats

The rest drift to and fro.

But to every man there openeth

A high way and a low -

And every man decideth the way his soul shall go.

- John Oxenham

High Road, Low Road or the Misty Flats?

What road will you choose to travel today? May your pilgrimage be filled with divine surprises as the God of Heaven reveals Himself to you today!

"The sovereign God is my strength; He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, He enables me to go on the heights." - Habakkuk 3:19 (NIV)

1 comment:

  1. I love your scribblings. I stumbled upon your site over an hour ago! did that happen anyway? oh yes, I'm looking for an article written about Dean McAmmond's forgiveness statement post-Downie. You wrote about McAmmond post-Pronger..I digress...

    lovely scribblings. Praise God! I just love reading other peoples passion for all things Christ-centred.

    "to every man there openeth
    a high way and a low"

    AMEN!!! and sometimes we have to pass through the low to get to the high way