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DIRECTIONS TO HIS HOUSE

I would imagine many of you will put some time in on the road in coming weeks. Like me, you probably look at an atlas or the Internet to find the most direct route. A while back a friend sent me a set of directions to help me find my way. I thought you might find this interesting.

Directions to His House:

Make a Right turn onto "Believer's Blvd" (John 3:16). Go straight down the "Way of the Cross" (Hebrews 5:8-9), passing the mile markers of "repentance," "confession," and "baptism" (Luke 13:3, 5; Matthew 10:32; Acts 2:38). Go through the Green Light, which is Jesus Christ (John 14:6; Galatians 3:26-27).

From there, turn onto the "Shepherd's Path," which passes by green pastures and still waters (Psalm 23). Make a right turn and keep straight. You are on the "King's Highway"-Heaven-bound (1 Peter 1:4)!

Go a second mile, for that's where the most beautiful scenery is (Matthew 5:41). Exit off onto "Grace Blvd" (Ephesians 2:8-9). From there, make a right turn on "Gospel Lane" (1 Corinthians 15:1-3).

Keep straight. Then make another right on "Prayer Avenue." As you go on your way, yield not to the  traffic on"Temptation Blvd." Also, sin street,

because it is a DEAD END.Pass by "Envy Drive," "Lust Circle," and "Hate Avenue." Don't slow down as you pass "Hypocrisy Alley," "Gossiping Lane," and "Backbiting Blvd." These look like short cuts, but they'll get you lost.
Take the time for the scenic view and travel the "Path of Kindness," "Charity Trail," and "Joy's Corridor." You'll have to travel down "Long-suffering Lane," "Persecution Blvd," "Patience Pass," and "Tribulations Street" for part of the journey, but that's all right, because VICTORY LANE is straight ahead!

I hope to see you when we all get home, so drive safely!

Josh Allen, Morristown, Tennessee
House to House
Volume 10, Number 2