Strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.
To you, my leaders
Clear the path, make it straight, make it plain. Do you see us? We are following you. I am right behind you. Some of us are lame and tired, but we will not stumble if the path has been cleared, when you are before us.
Pull yourself together. Get a strong grip. Catch your breathe and strengthen your run. Lift up those hands, your hands that hang down. And lift your eyes up to the horizon, up to the sky. Remove strife from among you, remove confusion, remove discouragement. Be rested and be healed.
To you, my followers
Keep coming. One step in front of the other, do not quit. I see you, we see you and our hearts are for you. We’ve worked hard to clear a path, we strive to keep it straight. Though tired and weak, we stir ourselves up and we will not quit, in part because of you.
Where does your vision lie? Look up to the heavens and your weak knees will not stumble. If you are injured, keep coming and be healed.
To you, my soul
Be lifted up, oh my soul. There are those before, there are those behind. Do you see them? Now look up. Do you see Him? Lift the hands up and do not let them hang down. Shoulders back, head high, face set firm.
Take a machete to this path, keep it clear and simple. Don’t make it hard. This is your turn at this stretch in the trail. Others cleared it before you, and now its to you to keep it clear, for others will need it clear behind you.
This post is part of my series 31 Days of Glancing Back and Leaning Forward: Personal reflections and life lessons from my year.
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