When the waters part
and the seabed becomes a footpath again,
it’s time to choose
between crossing over or staying put.
As always, the invitation offers freedom
from enslavement to the safe
while omitting details of the desert
that leads to the dangerously different.
We’ve passed through these walls of water
often enough to know
the promise is not a land
the desert is not a void
the journey is not an escape.
When we go where the Lord will lead
and leave what the Lord is done with,
the choice is always clear
and the movement is always forward.
– Robert L. Kinast