Listen to today’s devo!

And a highway will be there; . . . it will be for those who walk on that Way. (Isa. 35:8)

A marker a few miles west of Topeka, Kansas, on I-70 commemorates the location of the first stretch of interstate in the nation. On November 14, 1956, the greatest public works project in modern US history was launched. As various portions of the interstate system were completed, it unequivocally transformed transportation. People and goods could now travel from one point to another with much greater efficiency. Vehicles were no longer restricted to plodding through small towns. No longer did streams of cars pile up behind large eighteen-wheelers as they labored up steep mountain passes. The four lane, controlled-access interstate system made it possible to bypass little hamlets with single traffic lights or swerve safely around slow-moving semis.

Just as the development of the interstate system uniquely and permanently transformed the way people and products moved, so a person’s life is transformed when, by faith, they move from trusting in themselves or nations or resources to trusting in God. The one who puts his or her trust in God keeps company with him. Moreover, that person co-travels the Highway of Holiness with like-minded others whom he has also redeemed.

Moving from a lack of trust in God to putting one’s trust in him wholeheartedly is comparable to the difference of traveling a two-lane roadway filled with potholes, detours, and stoplights to traveling an interstate with all the advantages it offers.

Travel in the beauty and power of God’s holy presence.

Ed Rotz works with PastorServe, a coaching network to strengthen pastors. He served The Wesleyan Church for forty-five years as a pastor and district superintendent.

© 2020 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.