Reflecting on Blind Corners….

Blind Corner by Liv SchoffstallI live in Warrenton, VA, the first town to be designated as a ‘Main Street USA’ town. Even after living here for almost twenty years, there are views of Old Town that elude me. So I was drawn to this intriguing photo by my young friend Liv, of the space between the shops on Main Street. I’m always surprised at how few folks know about Old Town, how they simply shop the chain stores and eat at the chain restaurants on the business highway. I love the little shops on Main Street that carry unusual and interesting items and the restaurant that uses local produce and meat. You park behind the shops, just once, then walk from one stop to the next to run your errands. I often meet folks I know on the street, or when I stop for coffee. As you can imagine, most days I end up far from my car, and either need to take the long way around or find a less obvious route to where I parked. I must admit I have walked past this place again and again and did not begin to imagine there was a way through. From the street, you’ll never see the path that snakes between the shops, and ends up in the lovely parking lot beyond. It seems to me that the walk of faith is a lot like this blind corner. There are times when we must walk into tight places to find a better way forward. We must take that first step, even if we are unsure there is a way out. Perhaps the first time we take a false turn or back up. Perhaps we are not ready to enter that tight squeeze, to stretch or grow beyond where we are right now. Yet the good news is that while second chances are rare in this life, God offers us an infinite number of second chances. Make time today to trust our All Powerful Lord to see beyond what our limited mortal view can offer. Let go of the burdens of this life, of problems that seem to have no solutions, of situations that seem hopeless, of paths that seem to go nowhere. Let God breathe new life into the dreary corners of your life, and show you the Way ahead. And always remembers, even when we chose the longer way around, we still end up where God is taking us, one way or the other. Text by Connie Chintall ©2013, Photo entitled ‘Blind Corner’ by Liv Schoffstall ©2013, All Rights Reserved.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lyn
    May 21, 2013 @ 04:02:48

    Looking at that photo, I’m reminded of Jesus talking about the “narrow path” and few finding it.


  2. seekthesacred
    May 28, 2013 @ 10:34:11

    I also noticed the gate in the foreground of this photo. Perhaps I did not look beyond the gate before. Another illusion to Christ, the Open Gate.


  3. kiwidutch
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 09:27:25

    Even where it doesn’t look like it at first, there is always something around the next corner… Excellent photograph!


    • seekthesacred
      Jun 19, 2013 @ 09:42:23

      When we take the time to really look at our situation, all sorts of opportunities open up. Without intention, we are destined to react in fear and out of habit. With intention, we learn to walk the path of love and compassion, enriching ourselves and others.


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