- deciding where we'll go
- planning the trip and studying maps
- Getting the vehicle checked (oiled, filtered, gassed-up)
- Leaving super early in the morning
- Watching the sunrise
- having breakfast in some small, distant town
- listening to music
- conversations unfettered by phones and other interruptions
- the sights along the way
- driving long hours to get to our destination
But even with today's modern roads and vehicles, accidents or breakdowns can occur. We need to be careful and vigilant drivers.The journey of the Christ-follower is similar, don't you think? There are lots of parallels to the list above. You may even suffer hardships, or get lost momentarily. At times the journey may be arduous, or it may be one grand adventure. And because Jesus is the driver, he may take a route other than the one you'd originally envisioned.
But the best part of the trip is the destination: meeting Jesus face to face.
And reaching Him is guaranteed.
"Having believed, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance. . . " (Eph. 1:13.14)