Questions for the Sojourn

Hiker near Chiginagak Volcano
Hiker near Chiginagak Volcano (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pharaoh said to Jacob, “How many years have you lived?” So Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The years of my sojourning are one hundred and thirty; few and unpleasant have been the years of my life, nor have they attained the years that my fathers lived during the days of their sojourning.” Genesis 47:8-9 (NASB)

Anyone who reads more than a few of my chapter-a-day posts knows that I regularly speak of life as a sojourn and a journey just as Jacob did with Pharaoh. I’m often asked about the name of my blog, Wayfarer, which simply means “someone on a journey.” In fact, one of the translations I read of the above verses this morning used the world “pilgrimage” instead of “sojourn,” which I also liked.

We are all on a life journey. Life is a sojourn. It is a pilgrimage.

So the questions I regularly ask myself are…

  • What direction am I headed?
  • What am I leaving behind?
  • What am I trying to take with me that I should be letting go?
  • What is my ultimate destination?
  • Is there a better road for me to take?
  • Have I chosen good companions? Do they spur me on or do they hold me back?

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