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“All Saints Highway”

Text: “And a highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but is shall be for the redeemed: the wayfaring men, yea fools, shall not err therein” (Isaiah 35:8). 

There is a 563 mile stretch of highway running from Missouri, through Iowa, into Minnesota. It runs from St. Louis to St. Paul. It is highway 61, aka the “All Saints Highway.” Anyone can travel on this highway. I have traveled on parts of this highway from time to time. 


The Question(s)

Today’s Scripture: John 18:38 – “Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews and said to them, “I find no guilt in Him.” 

But the question Pilate asked of Jesus, “What is truth?” is a question that Jesus does not answer. But it is not an unanswerable question. But in order to answer the question Pilate asked, we have to listen to what Jesus says.


“The Deriding Rulers”

 Around the Cross We see 


And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God” (Luke 23:35 ). 

“To speak of or treat with contempt” 

All those rulers simply did not understand what was really happening during this marvelous occasion. How often do we question what our Master can do for us? We look around and see so many others with more than we have or perhaps less troubles and ask with contempt, “He blessed that person or that person and not me.” We look around and see the blessing showered on people around us and ask “why not me?”