Astonished, you ask, “How did you do that?” You move to hug Sausage’s neck, but Shepherd stands in your way, and with clarity commands, “Don’t touch him, he has yet to ascend. My father will fully restore him.” Perplexed, you stare at him as he picks up Sausage’s reins. Shepherd turns, his smile a loving embrace as he informs you, “Hewhay will carry you on the remainder of your journey.” Bemused by recent events, you stammer your thanks and while you watch he and Sausage ascend the hill you consider Shepherd’s odd words and ways.
Hewhay nuzzles against you. In a stupor you obediently climb on. Hewhay trots along the verge parallel to the road. The occasional car passes, the sun grows hotter before Hewhay wends his way through the trees bringing a cool relief. Flocks of birds come and go in the trees. Ahead is the sun shining on grass. Coming into it you shade your eyes, there’s a rough path between you and a cliff edge. Hewhay stops. You take in the stunning view across the wide valley where the sheer white cliffs run along the opposite side. You narrow your eyes. There appears to be either a walled village or castle built on it, the shape reminding you of four-tiered wedding cake. Did you make a wrong choice? Did Sausage lead you the wrong way?
Deep within comes the knowledge your invitation is to a table laid at the castle. A overwhelming desire rises up to reach it. Hewhay heehaws, the birds rise up above you with loud singing, and a sudden breeze brings the branches clattering against each other, that sounds like clapping as if encouraging you to reach your destination.
You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace: the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and the trees of the field will clap their hands. Isaiah 55:11-13 (NIV)
If you have made a wrong choice, and been led the wrong way, how do you react?