looking both ways

Q:  Why did the chicken cross the road?

A:   Plato: For the greater good.

Albert Einstein: Whether the chicken crossed the road or the road crossed the chicken depends upon your frame of reference.

Buddha: If you ask this question, you deny your own chicken-nature.

Pyrrho the Skeptic: What road?

Mr. T.: If you saw me coming you’d cross the road too!

So, why did the chicken cross the road? Just to get to the other side?


But, if the chicken didn’t look both ways before crossing the road – to see if there was traffic, or obstacles, or whatever – would it even make it across?  No.

Why do you cross the road?  Why do you attempt to move beyond where you are?  Why do you want to grow?

Just to get to the other side, to heaven?  Just to get your ticket in?

Or, is there more?

As you are on this journey, do you look both ways when traveling, or do you just dart out into whatever traffic may be coming?  Do you know what to do?

Look to the left.

Look to the right.

What do you see?  What do you hear?  Do you hestitate?

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”  ~Isaiah 30:21

There it is!

Look both ways.  Listen.

You can hear His voice!  You can.  He is speaking.

The danger comes when we don’t stop, we don’t look, we don’t listen.  We live in our own strength.

We burn out.  We are exhausted.  We get run over with the proverbial Mack truck.  We give in.


Look both ways.



Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am. ~Philippians 4:13 (MSG)



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