1 John 4: 7-9 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him
THATS what is important! not time! not about how many stops along the way! It's not about my plans....eternal life is to be lived as a journey! A journey of Love...a journey in His love! Life is about the journey -love! When we love with the love of Jesus, the journey, our life, becomes! It's not just drudging through day after day waiting for Jesus to return...it's about allowing Him to love us and love others through us! It's about taking those moments to breath love into our life and the lives of others! It's relational....our relationship with Father and then with His love abiding in us ('cause He IS love) it's about our families, our friends, and others we don't even know yet that need to know that they too are loved!
I know that we hear this message, that we know it...but are we living it? The Lord says when we know our destination, when we have the blessed assurance of our Salvation, that life is all about the journey!
So needless to say, I began to look at our roadtrip in a new light..we stopped whenever we wanted and made the journey about loving each other! We were totally blessed with time to talk about things...really talk! We stopped to take pictures of God's beautifully created mountains and landscapes....what a wonderful time! This trip with my daughter will be one to treasure for the rest of my journey here on earth!
When I got home, I began to look at my day to day life, looking for more places in my day, for more ways to stop the grind of "work" and just share a kind word, a hug of encouragement, to actually stop and listen to others, to really listen...to love! Because after all, I know where I am going, so I can pour into the journey there!