13 01 2014
Road to Hana

Road to Hana


Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5-6

The legendary road to Hana reportedly has more than 600 turns. It is a beautiful journey that starts with a coastal winding road that quickly gives weigh to one sharp turn after another that follows the shoreline of the Hawaiian Island of Maui. My husband and I ventured on this historic fifty-mile trip with a map and a camera hoping to capture the many beautiful sights and views promised along the way. On our journey, we shared an experience that we will treasure for a life time.

The road to Hana mimics life’s journey in so many ways. It is an ancient pathway that requires perseverance and faith to make it to your destination. The roadway was full of twists and curves with many turns on steep cliffs where you could not see what was around the bend. Moving forward required having faith and courage to travel the next section of the road. At some points the road narrowed to one lane for two-way travel. These segments required slow travel, patience and courtesy for fellow travelers taking turns to continue on the journey. Those on the journey moved at different paces. Some moved at a glacial pace, stopping to observe all of the natural splendor available along the way. There was much to see: the lush greenness of the rainforest, waterfalls cascading into streams and rivers, and the amazing views of the beaches and coastline. Others were in a hurry to get to their destination and seemed inpatient with those who were trying to take it all in. Like life’s journey, a good balance of perseverance, faith and a steady pace seemed to be what was required for a successful trip.

Our passage today is a reminder to put our trust in the Lord. Whatever life has in store for us, twists, turns or the unexpected around the bend, we can put our trust fully in Him. He directs our path. He provides for our needs. He is our Heavenly Father who makes a way for us for every challenge along life’s journey. We can put our faith in Him to provide for us and strengthen us for the road ahead. We can be thankful along the way for each blessing that He has provided; family, friends and the beauty of love. Whatever our journey has in store for us our trust is fully in Him.



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