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?