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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Road Trips

Over Labor Day weekend, we took a few road trips.  Saturday we went to visit one of our college kids (the other one was out of town).  Joe and the boys played golf together, then we took him out to eat. It was fun getting to spend a little time with him, and I shed a few tears as we left.  It was okay because I know he's happy and having a great experience, both academically, but also spiritually and socially.  It's been great for him.

Then Sunday after worship we went to see my parents in Lubbock.  My sister, brother-in-law, and their kiddos came for supper that night and we enjoyed that time together.  We came home last night.

Road trips are great! Some take more planning and packing, such as our recent trip to Colorado, but these two trips didn't require much planning or packing.  Which means there wasn't much unpacking to do, either, which is an added bonus!

In our spiritual lives, we are on a "road trip", so to speak.  It's a destination like no other because there will be no return.  When we get to where we are going, we will stay there - for ETERNITY!  That's hard to even imagine!

For this road trip, we can prepare and "pack" along the way.  We have a map and guide, God and His Word.  The Word tells us the way to go, how to get there, and what we can expect along the way.  Some take the wrong path, some choose the wrong road, but hopefully and prayerfully, the guide will get them back on that straight and narrow road to the final destination.

This road trip is like no other, but it's also more important than any other.  It is the road that leads to eternal life.

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." Matthew 7:13-14

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