by Steve Wagers

A Choice That's Worth Choosing
Steve Wagers
Joshua 24: 15


Years ago, former President Ronald Reagan, had an aunt who took to a cobbler, for a pair of new shoes. The cobbler asked young Ronald, "Do you want square toes or round toes?" Unable to decide, Reagan didn't answer, so the cobbler gave him a few days to think about it. Several days later, the cobbler saw Ronald on the street and asked him again what kind of shoes he wanted, square toes, or round toes. However, again, he still couldn't decide, so the cobbler replied, "Well, come by in a couple of days, and your shoes will be ready." When the future President went to the shoe store, a few days later, he found that his shoes were indeed ready. However, to his surprise, he found that one was square-toed, and the other was round-toed. The cobbler look at young Ronald and said, "This will teach you to let people make decisions for you." Our future President said later, "That experience taught me that if you don't make your own choices, someone else will." 1

The fact of the matter is, that, as long as we live, we will always be faced with choices. It matters not whether you be a young person, or an old, life is full of decisions, and choices. Invariably, and inevitably, the choices that are made ultimately determine the course that we will travel. I can well remember my dad saying to me as a young boy, "Son, life is full of choices. If you make the wrong one, you'll pay the price; and, if you make the right one, you'll enjoy the result."

Tim Kimmel, in his book, Little House on the Freeway, spoke of choices and said, "One's philosophy is not best expressed in words, but it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die, and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility." 2

Of course, we know, that the greatest choice that a person can make is to accept Christ as ...

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