The Glory-land Highway of Holiness

By Clifton Fox, Church of Christ

Song number 535 in our church’s song book, is “Glory-Land Way.” Are you on the highway of God described in this gospel song? “I’m in the way, the bright and shining way, I’m in the glory-land way. Telling the world that Jesus saves today, yes, I’m in the glory-land way.” It refers to the Highway God described in Isaiah 35:8-9, “A highway shall be there… it shall be called the way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein...the redeemed shall walk there:

Men build roads made of virtue and kindness. For example: When Robert Louis Stevenson retired to the Samoan Islands for health reasons, he became a kind and generous friend to the natives there. Stevenson was concerned that only a dirt path lead from the island’s harbor; over which natives must carry provisions to the interior. All on his own, Stevenson had a paved road constructed for his people. The Samoans called it, "The Road of a Loving Heart."

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