If we can only keep our grip on the sure thing we started out with, we’re in this with Christ for the long haul. Hebrews 3:14 (TM)
The reason I use the metaphor of "wayfarer" in the title of my blog is that I really view life as a journey. The journey – the sojourn – the wandering – is a theme that God uses over and over and over in His Message (e.g. Abraham, Moses, Israel, Elijah, Judah, David, Jesus). For most of us, our faith journey is "the long haul." With any long haul there are hills, valleys, storms, sunshine, doubt, hope, strength, and weariness. There are times that the journey seems to take us through Death Valley – it does. God promises it (Ps 23:4) and promises to be by our side every step.
That’s why I don’t particularly freak out when I go through (or see others going through) periods of spiritual drought, difficult circumstance or a crisis of faith. I know that there’s a reason behind every leg of the journey. My grip is secure. The path is leading me, step-by-step, home.
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