Walk Before Him

Robert Frost is my favorite poet.  This is one of his better known poems, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.”

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
At age 99, Abraham was called by God with these words – “I am God Almighty; walk before me, & be blameless.”  So Abraham & Sarah walked before God for the rest of their lives; Sarah living until she was 127 & Abraham until he was 175.  As someone said on Sunday, he feels like 99 sometimes; still we are called, even in these troubling times, to walk before our God & to be blameless.  Each of us needs to walk our individual journey of faith for we have “miles to go before {we} sleep.”

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