Over the last few days, I’ve been reminded of two historic journeys. This September marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower setting sail from Plymouth taking 102 passengers to America to start a new life. On Monday, Israel’s airline El Al made its first-ever flight from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, which is seen as the beginning of a thawing of relations between the two countries.
Journeys often mean new chapters in life which can present challenges as these two journeys did. It takes courage to step out of our comfort zones and set out on a journey, especially one of historic proportions.
When my children were young, and I took them on a journey, they were always concerned with the destination – ‘are we there yet?’ was a familiar refrain. We humans always want to arrive. But for the Christian, the journey is an integral part of God’s will for our lives. He can use it to teach us to trust him, to refine our character and equip us to help others on their journey.
Why not consider journeying with God? It will take you out of your comfort zone, it will be challenging as you set out on a new adventure, but you might just become a history maker in the process.
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