It is one of the most famous songs in the history of the world. It is one of the most played radio songs of all time. It tops charts for guitar solos and has remained a fan favorite for fifty years. It is, of course, "Stairway To Heaven," the epic song from Led Zeppelin's 1971 fourth album. It has occasioned much discussion and speculation on the meaning of its lyrics, but it is two lines in the fifth stanza that speak of something even greater than all the musical accolades the song has garnered in the half century since its release.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on.
Consider Jesus's interaction with a Jewish tax-collector named Zacchaeus in Luke 19:10. Zacchaeus was working for the occupying Romans to collect taxes for the empire. Many, if not most, of his own people would have seem him as a traitor. Yet one encounter with Jesus changed all that. Even one of the thieves crucified next to Jesus changed his eternal trajectory through the briefest of conversations with Him (Luke 23:40-43).
Great music is fun. It often forms the soundtrack for important moments or seasons in our life. Sometimes it can prompt us to think about deeper matters. There are indeed two paths you can go by. Which one are you on? Do you need to change directions?
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