A Line in the Sand, a Fork in the Road

I’ll say it again. One can not meditate on the Book of John and walk away indifferent about Jesus.  A couple of metaphors/idioms came to mind this morning after reading John 8:

This Book of John is a fork in the road.


The Book of John is where the rubber meets the road.

Both, really.

Tough decisions must be made. Sides are chosen. Allegiances are determined. This is the moment of truth.

The Book of John invites us into this comfort-zone challenging, heart humbling space.

In John 8 we see Jesus stoop down and begin writing in the sand. Whatever he wrote caused the Pharisees to pause. The rubber met the road and they had to choose a fork.

In John 8 we also read how His path is the Light of life and it’s only through knowing Jesus that one knows the Father too. We can not by-pass Jesus. There is no detour around Him. There is no option B. The rubber meets the road and a fork must be chosen.

We continue reading how true disciples continue in His word. True disciples choose the Jesus fork over and over and over again.  It’s by making this ongoing rubber meets the road choice where mustard seed faith becomes sight and this Truth sets us free.  (John 8: 30-32)


“Your laws are my treasure;
they are my heart’s delight.
I am determined to keep your decrees
to the very end.” Psalm 119: 111-112

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