Imagine a man, ready to start a journey, standing in the middle of a long road that stretches off into the distance. He doesn’t know what is in front of him and what all he will pass through. He anticipates the joy of discovering new things and building new relationships. He is awed by God’s creation that surrounds him and by the thought that this awesome and powerful Creator knows him intimately and still loves him.
Like this man we have also started on another stage of our journey. As we start out, yet again, we know that the Lord is always with us. He is always leading and guiding us. He has called us to follow Him even though we don’t know what the road ahead holds for us. By His grace, we will follow him.
It is sometimes hard for us to think of leaving newly made friends and family behind. Also, it can be very tiring to always be packing up or unpacking; but yesterday the Lord reminded me of an important truth. Hebrews 11: 13-16 says “All these faithful ones died without receiving what God had promised them, but they saw it all from a distance and welcomed the promises of God. They agreed that they were no more than foreigners and nomads here on earth. And obviously people who can talk like that are looking forward to a country they can call their own. If they had meant the country they came from, they would have found a way to go back. But they were looking for a better place, a heavenly homeland. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a heavenly city for them.” The Lord reminds us that we are on a journey here on earth and are just passing through. We look forward to the day when we start the ultimate adventure in heaven. We will finally be home and will never have to pull up stakes again.
Thank you for praying for journey mercies and for those that we will have contact with as we share what the Lord is doing in Mozambique. We are leaving Spokane,WA today and are making our way up to central Canada.
From one traveler to another,
Jessica for the Richardsons