Jesus is our one and only yellow brick road to the Father.
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“Why are you discouraged, my soul?
Why are you so restless?
Put your hope in God, because I will still praise him.
He is my savior and my God.”
Psalm 42:5 God’s Word to the Nations
One of my favorite scenes in the Wizard of Oz was when Dorothy reached Oz and everything changed to color. Having flown away from Kansas in black and white, she enters the world of color as her house landed on the Wicked Witch of the East. The yellow brick road was really yellow and not some shade of gray.
Hope filled Dorothy’s heart when she learned that the yellow brick road would lead to city of Oz and to the Wizard who lived there. He could return her to Kansas, for “there’s no place like home.”
We human creatures spend a great deal of time looking for the yellow brick road.
There is only one yellow brick road and it is the road of Christ. It is a road that both leads to him and a road that flows from him because Jesus himself is the road. He leads us not to Oz, but to his Father where we experience grace, mercy and forgiveness. It is the road of hope.
There is no longer a need for any of us to look for the yellow brick road. Instead we look to Jesus who was crucified for his wandering Munchkins.
Text and Photo Copyright Douglas P Brauner