Broken Road

Author’s Note: This blog, originally posted in September of 2020, reflects on the pandemic.

The highways are deserted, no travelers are on the roads.

Isaiah 33:8a

One of my favorite wines is called “Ten Mile Broken Road.” It’s a nice red blend. I’ve sipped it these past few months, looking out the patio window at the bridge.

The bridge is empty. Generally, the bridge has plenty of traffic. But, as the pandemic gained traction and the executive order to stay at home began, the bridge emptied. The sounds of airplanes were less frequent. The toot of a boat asking the bridge to raise became an anomaly.

Isaiah reminds us that this is not the first time that a road was empty. God often had to bring justice on a people that produced an empty route, a deserted highway, a broken road.

It is also an opportunity to assess where you are going. Perhaps not physically, but also in your personal and professional life. What values do you hold? How do they show up in your daily life? What broken roads or relationships need repair?

Let’s come out of the pandemic stronger and excited to hit the road.

Do you feel stronger since the pandemic began? Share with me on Facebook @HopelesslyHopefulBooks.

Photo by Zane Lee on Unsplash

© 2020, Mollie Bond. All rights reserved. Originally published at


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