Considering Ancient Paths

Stand by the roads, and look,
and ask for the ancient paths,
where the good way is; and walk in it,
and find rest for your souls.

(Jeremiah 6:16 RSV)

In March 2018, I was privileged to participate in an educational pilgrimage to Spain and would like to share once again some of those memorable experiences.

     One of my first realizations as our group commenced an eleven-day educational pilgrimage in Toledo, Spain, in March 2018, was the blend of modern and ancient in this beautiful country. Much of Spain speaks of antiquity, but modern conveniences are plentiful. (I even discovered a Starbucks in old Barcelona!)

Toledo, Spain, a beautiful blend of ancient and modern.

     The Old Testament prophet, Jeremiah, was encouraged to look and to consider “ancient paths.” This is what I was privileged to do during my time in Spain. I observed sites where ancient men and women lived out their faith. I considered obstacles they encountered.

     For the past year, I’ve been pondering ways in which their lives continue to influence believers five centuries later. I’ve asked God to show me how 16th Century “paths” apply to this 21st Century “freeway” gal.

     More than ever before, the never-changing character of God and the eternal plan God has for each of us seem so very important. Visiting Spain and studying the lives of faithful Christians who lived in that land some 500 years ago adds a depth of meaning to a favorite thought from Scripture.

…Even before we were born, God planned in advance our destiny and the good works we would do to fulfill it!

~ Ephesians 2:10 (TPT)

Blessings to all…

Sue Reeve

An “ancient pathway” in Toledo, which is still used by both pedestrians and autos today.

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