Where are you going?
Recently took a road trip and had to drive through Atlanta, Ga. If you’ve ever driven through Atlanta you know that it’s like a winding mass of multiple lanes. Roads exiting right and left and special roads for HOV, whatever that means? With all the traffic and distractions it could be easy to get off on the wrong road and find yourself lost. Sure you may only lose a few minutes of your pre-calculated arrival time at wherever your destination is, but we never want to do that, do we? Why waste precious time being lost and having to figure out how to get back on the right road? Life is a road and we’re all on it. Some of us drive fast and burn rubber like a hot rod car all souped up. Others of us are like economy cars and we’re cautious. We drive a little slower and stop along the way for a road break every now and again. I suppose it doesn’t matter what your vehicle of choice is, but it does matter which road your on. Since life is a journey and we’re all headed to the same destination, which is death. Take time to think about where your road will lead you when you finally pull up to that last point of the map, destination eternity. Will it lead you to eternal life with Jesus? Or will it lead you to separation from God and damnation in Hell? Yes, it’s a scary thought, but just because it’s scary doesn’t mean you need to avoid thinking about it. A traffic accident could happen at any time and then your procrastination will make it too late for you to decide. If you’re in a undecisive place, do yourself a favor and determine which road you will follow. Which path will you take? Then trust that God will keep you on it. Your part is to keep your focus on where your going. We are all wanderers on the earth and it’s not our home.
Love the old song “Wayfaring Stranger“.
I’m just a poor wayfaring stranger
I’m traveling through this world of woe
Yet there’s no sickness, toil nor danger
In that bright land to which I go
I’m going there to see my mother/father
I’m going there no more to roam
I’m only going over Jordan
I’m only going over home
I know dark clouds will gather ’round me
I know my way is rough and steep
Yet golden fields lie just before me
Where God’s redeemed shall ever sleep
I’m going there to see my father/mother
S/he said he’d/she’d meet me when I come
I’m only going over Jordan
I’m only going over home
I want to wear a crown of glory
When I get home to that good land
I want to shout salvation’s story
In concert with the blood-washed band
I’m going there to meet my Saviour
To sing his praise forever more
I’m just a going over Jordan
I’m just a going over home
Who will you meet when you go home?
Matthew 7;13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.
The other day, as I was cleaning out my file cabinet, I caught myself thinking of how it just never ends. All the stuff we have to do! Seems we’re on a never ending merry-go-round of things that have to be done. One event follows another. And most of it, is stuff that we do over and over and over again. repetitious stuff, for instance taxes! Every year I clean out my file cabinet before getting down to the nitty-gritty of filing our taxes. It happens every year. Then there’s the myriads of other things that we do routinely like yard work, house work, cleaning our cars, cleaning our ….uh bodies, trimming our hair, nails etc. You get the point. We’re all in this together. Stuck in a big revolving door. Not able to get off the proverbial treadmill that leads us back to where we started. Sometimes I find it annoying and I just want to jump off the treadmill and say enough is enough! Just throw a big hissy fit! All I want is to finally be caught up with all the stuff that’s been on the back burner for so long. Sometimes when I’m really fired up, I manage to get caught up. Oh, it feels great, too! Everything feels right! Relaxation time…what? You said we’re out of what? Time to go to the store again. We eat a lot in our house. Getting caught up for me only seems to last umm about a day tops! Yes we’re all on a revolving track that is circular.
Hum…circles are pretty neat, though. You start at point A and end at point A. Our solar systems is full of circles. I think God must like circles a lot. Disney does too. Remember the big hit movie “The Lion King”? Great movie and the song from the movie “The Circle of Life” was even better. I never fail to get a big lump in my throat when I hear that song. It is truly beautiful! I suppose if we look at nature and our universe the way God designed it, we would then appreciate that we’re part of His overall plan, routines and all. It might help us to feel better when we have to wash our laundry again for the umpteenth time. In Genesis 1:3 “And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light”. Voila, our big beautiful circular Sun was created! In Malachi 1:11 Gods word tells us “For from the rising of the sun even to its setting, My name will be great.” How many times has the Sun risen and set? How many times has the tide come in? How many times has God forgiven us of our sins? It”s endless, just like eternity. One day though our earthly life will come full circle and we will return to dust. God created us from dust and our earthly bodies will return to dust (Genesis 2:7) and (Ecclesiastes 12:7). I hope your ready for eternity! When you finally meet our Great Creator of the universe. The Master Designer of our world. Untill then I’m going to learn to love all the stuff on my to do list, after all if God intended us to do it, it must be good for us.