In 1985, Walt Disney pictures released what has been referred to as the creepiest Disney movie ever created, Return to Oz. As a child, I was obsessed with The Wizard of Oz, so I could not wait to check out this new edition about the city of Oz. However, it was definitely dark and creepy. In the film, when Dorothy returns to Oz, she finds that Emerald City has been destroyed and the yellow brick road is all broken up into pieces. Now where does she go? I often wonder, how many times in our own lives, we find our yellow brick roads broken up.
Maybe, it is the road we travel on for our spiritual walk with God. Maybe, you have found it to be broken up into several different pieces, or maybe things have become so broken in your relationship with God that you don't know the way at all.
Perhaps, your broken road is centered more around relationships with others. Maybe, you have found a certain relationship (or maybe even more) to be broken. You are not sure which direction to go to make it better. Everything just seems to be all broken up.
Perhaps, your broken road is more literal. Maybe you just feel lost and you have no idea what direction to take in your life. Perhaps it is a career decision or even a where am I going to live decision. Often times we find ourselves not knowing what the right path is for us literally and metaphorically.
You cannot follow the yellow brick road if it is all broken up into pieces.
However, as we stand and look around at all the jumbled bricks, a voice whispers to our hearts...return to me.
I do not know what part of your life feels like a jumbled mess, but I do know that God is always there watching, waiting, and willing to guide you down the path that goes along with the Lord's perfect plans for you. Open up your heart, return to God, and trust in Him for the right direction to take in all your various literal or metaphorical journeys
"I will give them a heart to know that I am the Lord, and they will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with their whole heart." Jeremiah 24:7