Wednesday, August 24, 2011
We took a road trip this weekend to celebrate our grandaughter's first birthday. Don't you love to just get out of town for a spell? It's great to get a break from the daily routine, visit loved ones who live far away, and feast our eyes on some new scenery. This trip went smooth as silk and we had a wonderful time.
It's not always like that, is it? Some road trips are fraught with car trouble, getting lost, or unhappy destinations due to funerals or illness. Either way, a road trip is a picture of our life's journey. Sometimes happy and free from care, other times trouble comes around every bend in the road and we seem to lose our way.
Jesus said "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6). Well, if that's not a road map, I don't know what is. He doesn't promise us a life free of problems, but he does promise direction through faith in him.
Jesus also said, "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." (John 10:10) We are promised an abundant life! Sometimes we can't see or can't feel that we are living an abundant life when we are in the midst of cares and concerns. We are encouraged through the Word that we can "Cast all your cares on him for he cares for you." (1 Peter 5:7).
On our journey, whether good times or bad, we can trust the Savior to care for us and give us direction. We can look ahead, cast our daily cares on him, and look down the road for new life. Have a wonderful day. Jody