... in the motorway road works
We frequently travel along the M6. For several years the program to upgrade sections of the motorway to become a smart motorway means 20 mile stretches of speed limits, hold ups and some frustrations. Will it ever end? Then one day the road works are gone and the motorway is there, unrestricted and flowing freely.
Our spiritual life is sometimes like that. We have to slow things down, work on putting our ways of devotion, living a Christian life and praying into place. It takes time and effort but when done we have upgraded our prayer road and hopefully we progress more smoothly and speedily towards our spiritual destination.
At this time of year the thought resonates especially with the words of Isaiah “‘Prepare in the wilderness a way for the Lord. Make a straight highway for our God across the desert.” Lord, help me to upgrade my prayer road.