Do you ever wish the path in life was laid out so neatly that it would be almost impossible to get lost? It certainly would make it easier at times. However, even if the path appears to be clearly marked and prepared, there are still potential obstacles along the way. A little cactus growing close to the ground is enough to penetrate through soft-soled shoes. A rattlesnake lurking just off the beaten pathway can bring quite a startle to the unaware passerby. Little potholes created by animals or weather conditions can strain the unsuspecting ankle with one misstep. Quite simply, the path is never completely free of obstacles and potential dangers.
Are we going to live our lives in fear of what could go wrong, or are we going to embrace both the joys and struggles of life with vigorous hope? Will we live the adventure that has been graciously bestowed upon us? Sometimes there are clouds and sometimes the sun shines brightly. Sometimes we get both at the same time. The blessings of God can be seen in all.