Friday, June 29, 2007

The Journey

Whether we believe it or not, we, God's children, are on a journey. We are on a journey with Christ as our guide. There are many different stages in the journey and every journey can be different. But I believe the journey is all to the same place.

There are some who are slowly walking through the hottest of deserts with Jesus looking for a water source.

There are some who are scaling the side of a mountain with Jesus one step ahead of them checking for danger spots.

Some who are deep within the deepest of valleys with Jesus making them a trail.

There are some who are strolling calmly through a wide open field with Jesus strolling by their side.

Some have stopped and Jesus is calling for them right over the next ridge.

Some thought they knew a better way, so Jesus is following them - urging them to turn around.

Right now, Jesus and I are resting on the trail. Jesus and I have had some great conversations, I have learned a lot about him and he has listened to a lot of my woes. He has comforted me, he has cried with me, he has listened to me, and he has encouraged me. Now, He is getting ready for our next hike. Where is Jesus taking me? I do not know. How long will we be on the trail? I do not know. What I do know is this, if I rely on him, he will guide my path. If I rely on him, I will not be forsaking. If I rely on him, I will survive this journey.

So, I want to know, where are you on your journey with our Lord?

5 comments:

Jake Belder said...

I picture me an Jesus sitting down to have a chat, and he's being like the father, telling me what I've done wrong and why. But then he's putting his arm around me and telling me everything's alright and he forgives me and loves me and is going to help me learn and grow.

Heather said...

Gosh, I dunno ... perhaps I am strolling calmly through a wide open field with Jesus by my side. But then again, I think maybe I am scaling a mountain with Jesus one step ahead checking for danger spots. Sometimes I think I'm on one journey, sometimes I'm on another ...

~Heather

Alan Knox said...

Good imagery, and good question, Lew. I think, in some ways, my journey with Christ changes from day-to-day, and from step-to-step. In some ways, I think I am walking with him, placing my feet in his footprints. In other ways, I feel that I'm trying to walk away from him as he gently guides me back to his straight path. Thanks for the post. It has given me much to think about.

-alan

WatchingHISstory said...

Actually I picture the Holy Spirit sitting down to have a chat and he guides me into all truth. He doesn't tell me about himself but glorifies Christ who sits exalted at the Father's right hand. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit and little 'ole' me at 6AM in the middle of a soccer field. (and my dog Roscoe)

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