Then I realized, between all the shortcuts and side streets in and out of the different routes, there was probably 50 different ways I could get home. Some ways (including the way I ended up driving) were "safer" - but took a little more time. Other routes were much quicker, but included many more turns. Some onto very slightly marked streets - and making a wrong turn there could lead you out into the middle of no-where! Some were simply more scenic than others.
I was thinking how much like real life that is - of course, I am not always headed to Auburn - but I am always headed to Heaven. It gives me great comfort to know that regardless of the choices I make and different paths that I choose - as long as I am seeking to please God - I am going to end up in the same place, with Him, for eternity.
"You put my feet in the stocksand watch all my paths; you set a limit for the soles of my feet." Job13:27
"I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free." Psalm 119:32