Thursday, February 10, 2011

Crooked Places Made Straight

Over the holidays I was having some troubles.

My candles were all crooked,
leaning over like an ol' woman.

They looked ridiculous and I was afraid they would spill wax
on the gorgeous table-runner my little sister quilted for me.
Yea, she's in her 40's, but she's still little to me.

I found this gem, some kinda' plumber's tape,
 in the junk drawer.
I hope we don't get a leak in our pipes soon,
because I used most of it on the candles.

(No more getting frustrated that hubby puts his stuff
in my kitchen junk drawer.)


Crooked things made straight.

There's something even better for making
crooked things straight-

-the Lord God,
our Creator,
our Master,
our Savior.

He turns sinners into saints,
rascals into redeemed and
children of darkness into children of light.

He seeks the lost,
He strengthens the weak,
He seals the saved.

Isaiah 40:b-5a
..."The crooked places shall be made straight
And the rough places smooth;
The glory of the LORD shall be revealed..."

He not only makes the crooked path straight,
He knows our path,
He goes before us,
He walks beside us,
He leads us,
He lights the path,
He picks us up when we fall.

How has the Lord Jesus straightened your crooked path?


  1. My candles have the crooked syndrome also! I loved your solution and the finished product. Also loved the encouragement that God can work through my crookedness and make me straight! Blessed my day!

  2. This spoke to me today. Thank you for posting it.

  3. by giving me a husband who is Godly and focused and providing opportunities throughout the day to refocus by being in the Word.

  4. Good practical tip and great analogy!

  5. Great word Mindy! I love it when truth is revealed through the most simple lessons in life. I mean, there you are, straightening your candles and BAM! Your heart just understands this deeper truth. It rises up from the depths - things we didn't even know we knew - and suddenly we are reminded - down to the simplest and most beautiful detail!

    Thanks so much for his reminder!



Thank you so much for dropping by my blog. Your encouraging comments are much appreciated. I love hearing from others.

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.