Good Morning November 14

Route 144 runs out of Baltimore and was at one time a major roadway to the west. With the building of broad four and six lane highway the old narrow two lane road isn’t used as much anymore. It’s faster to get out on the highway. However, we still use the old road quite often for local trips. What interests me are the houses along the way. They are older, built very close to the road’s edge, often in need of repair, some even boarded up. They speak of another era, but more than that. They each tell a story of a family who occupied them, and in some cases the small farms from which they made their living. Progress has changed all that, but their stories are still important. They speak of values and foundations for life that successfully guided many generations. I like the highways too, but I don’t want to miss the lessons that give value and direction to life. The Prophet Jeremiah instructed us to “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.”(6:16)