Many years ago, during the 4th of July festivities,
we visited Richmond and Williamsburg. And, while
getting some advice on travel routes and directions,
we were given specific advice on how to miss a certain
toll road. We thanked our benefactor for his travel advice
and sped on our way...toll free.
We suspect, however, at least from all travelling we've
done, that every road of life we travel...is a toll road.
Oh, some toll roads are cheaper than others. But in
God's transit system, we get pretty much what we pay for.
Like state highway tolls, some of life's tolls are exacted
from us sooner than others, and after travelling a short
For instance, the wrong word said at the wrong time
to the wrong person could mete out an immediate
punch in the nose.
Other tolls are collected after travelling for several
miles without seeing a toll booth. But, it is evident
to those of us who have lived a long time that before
our lives are o're, the toll will have to be paid, often
at an exacting price.
Emphysema, lung problems, and cancers of various
kinds are often produced from years of habitually
taking into our bodies substances alien to our good health.
And perhaps when life's journey is over we shall discover
some of life's tolls were worth the price.