Messages along the way

by Steve Brock on May 16, 2012

Do you ever get the feeling God is trying to tell you something?

Sometimes he’s pretty subtle.

Sometimes not.

My sons and I were hiking this last weekend near the faux-Bavarian town of Leavenworth, about two hours east of Seattle in the Cascades.

We came across this bridge that seemed innocent enough until my oldest son pointed out some graffiti I would probably never have taken the time to read.

Here’s what it looks like if you just glance at it:

 But if you take the time to read it, it says something (something rather ironic, actually, being that it was spraypainted on an otherwise lovely old bridge):I get the sense there is more here than I think, but I’m still processing both the words and how I came across it. Such is the way of discovery on a trip.

 How about you? What does it say to you?


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  • I think that’s interesting. I’ve seen that saying somewhere else – I just can’t remember where. I have mixed feelings on it – as I believe that God ultimately will have His say regarding evil. That being said – we LOVE Leavenworth! It’s like our favorite little get away place!

  • Steve Brock

    Thanks, Cindy. I totally agree with you. My first reaction to it was that “good people” don’t spraypaint bridges. My second was that it sounded like a bumper sticker I too have seen before. My third was, “Wait a second. How often do I do nothing even when I feel God prodding me to say or do something.” So I agree that God will have his say regarding evil, but it just reminded me that maybe I’m meant to be part of that and to be more alert and willing to act than I am. It was just one of those moments I’d normally have skipped right past (given how gorgeous the Leavenworth area is right now with new growth sprouting and blue skies shining), but for some reason, it’s made me stop and think…and hopefully, maybe act just a bit differently.

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