The fork in the road was a clear choice. Left or right? I was not sure. Emma, the GPS in the Touareg, was lagging. My choices were limited. Should I take the left? Was the right the better choice? Which would get me to my destination?
In the back of my mind was a truth whisper. There are always more options in a choice than you can see at the time. We make think there is only one choice, at best a limited number. Even when our choice is obvious, it may not be the best one.
When a commander in the heat of a conflict made a choice, “he decided to interrogate Paul under torture in order to get to the bottom of this, to find out what he had done that provoked this outraged violence.” (Acts 22.24) The choice appeared obvious. It was easy. Yet, time and more facts conveyed how wrong it was.