A sketch, according to Dictionary.com, is a short, usually descriptive, essay, history, or story. This blog is a collection of these essays written about life on The Way.
What is the Way? A pop song by Ariana Grande? An alternative rock song by Fastball? It could be a manner of walking advocated by Steven Tyler but that’s not what we’re talking about. What about someone being an obstruction – is that being in the way? Sure, but that’s another subject.
Early Christians called themselves “the Way” or they were said to be in “the Way”, maybe signifying that for them life after conversion was a journey toward an eternity with God.
Saul, who persecuted the early church but later became the Apostle Paul, asked for letters addressed to the synagogues at Damascus, so that “if he found any belonging to the Way, both men and women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.” (Acts 9:2)
Later, after his conversion to Christianity, Paul confessed to a Roman governor, “…after the Way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of our fathers”. (Acts 24:14)
So, when we’re talking about being in The Way it’s a journey worth writing about and I will endeavor to do just that – from my perspective. Some you may find hard to swallow and some, I hope you will find to be enlightening, humorous and even a builder of your faith.
So, remember, when we refer to being in the Way, we’re talking about our walk of faith – we’re not referring to “In the Way Guy” who seems to have been photo-bombing some of the most famous pictures in our history.