(Devotion by David Jeremiah)
For seasoned travelers, the anticipation of a trip often outstrips the reality. Travel brochures never show the things that can go wrong, like airport delays, long lines, overbooked hotels, pick pockets, rainy weather, or bad food—to name a few.
Paul might have felt that way during his trip to Rome. After all, he was ditched at sea when his ship went down. But as the Book of Acts closes, we see him happily at work, sharing the Gospel with all he met.
When we're traveling with Jesus, we'll never be disappointed.
Cheerfulness keeps breaking in. We have our travel documents in the Bible, and a brochure of the final destination in Revelation 21-22. We have the Holy Spirit as a guide, and a straight and narrow path.
We'll not be disappointed with our accommodations as we abide in Christ.
Nor with our guidebook as we read His Word. Nor with our daily itinerary as we do His will. Nor even with our travel companions as we love His church.
And our final destination? We're heaven-bound pilgrims. We are just going over Jordan. We are just going over home.
Father, I thank you for the hope that is found in you. Help us to remember you are always there, right beside us each step of the road before you. Let our hearts be always heaven bound, and our joy be found only in you.
Please join us today over at Penny’s for more Word filled posts!