If you have kids, you probably remember their asking, "Are we there yet?" when you were traveling somewhere. In fact, if you're like me, you remember posing the same question to your own parents.
Are we there yet? That seems to be a common question in many of our lives, often even more important than where we're going.
But maybe we need to slow down and consider our destination: Where are we going? And why? And what road will take us there and not someplace we didn't intend and don't really want to go.
These questions have concerned me quite a bit in my life. In being a wife, mother, and grandmother. In writing. As a Christian.
Where are you going, my friend? Will your destination meet your heart's desire? Are you going by a true road? And might we meet somewhere along the way?
“We are not citizens of this world, trying to make our way to Heaven; we are citizens of Heaven trying to make our way through this world. That radical Christian insight can be life-changing. We are not to live so as to earn God’s love, inherit Heaven, and purchase our salvation. All those are given to us as gifts; gifts brought by Jesus on the cross and handed over to us. We are to live as God’s redeemed, as heirs of Heaven, and as citizens of another land: the Kingdom of God. . . .
We live as those who are on a journey home; a home we know will have the lights on and the door open and our Father waiting for us when we arrive. That means in all adversity our worship of God is joyful, our life is hopeful, our future is secure. There is nothing we can lose on earth that can rob us of the treasures God has given us and will give us.”
Excerpted from "The Landisfarne", The Angelican Digest
Traveling on a broken road?