Friday, May 27, 2016

A Tale of Two Roads

Our story begins long ago with a tale of two brothers.  The road you see before you is a drive way to their homes.  These homes were connected with one drive way.  The brothers were obvious close and had a good relationship with one another.  One day that changed you see the brothers had an argument about the drive way, no one exactly knows what was said or what caused the issue, but everyone knew the issue was over the driveway. EVERYONE heard about the issue and everyone saw what happened next.  One of the brothers made a separate drive way as you see here today.  Now they both went to the same set of houses but because of this argument over the driveways the brothers never spoke again.  

So I told you this true, yes true story cause of the lesson that can be gleaned from it.  While people do not remember the exact reason why the brothers had an argument over the drive way that split them up for the rest of their lives.  They sure did hear about it and thought of how foolish it seemed to end a friendship and brotherhood over a driveway.  Anger is a foolish thing.  Oh don't get me wrong I have been guilty of anger more then I would like to admit.  While I could blame my hot headed, Cherokee blood I think it has more do due with that old sin nature that we all have.  When we are in the heat of anger though we do not see things as clear as if we would just calm down and reevaluate what we are upset about and why we are upset.  After doing that we should give it to God and let Him handle it with no strings attached on how or when He deals with it.  Easier said then done, but still true.  Job 6:25 "How forcible are right words! but what doth your arguing reprove?"  also a new verse I am trying to learn is Proverbs 15:23 "A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!"  What a testimony those brothers left all those years ago and the driveway is still there today and as people who remember pass by it they are reminded only of those brothers hate and foolish anger and pride.  What are we leaving behind?  Are we leaving behind a testimony of anger, hate, or love?

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