Friday, April 17, 2009


Well, I've just survived a long journey. It's the downside of living in tomorrow... it's a long way away - although in Australia we stay ahead of the rest of the world.. it's a painful cost when travelling.
On the flip side travel creates opportunities to see, meet and get to know new people of all shapes and sizes and often there are times of great refreshing hidden between the hassles, waiting and security checks.
What's most interesting to me is recognizing the whole of my Christian experience as a journey. the Psalmist proclaims a blessing for all those set on pilgrimage and Jesus Himself was the journeying kind... not to mention the apostles. Travelling in and for the Kingdom and it's coming is an adventure well worth the cost. In my own spiritual pilgrimage I wonder if I've allowed sufficient times between the epic moments of rest, and sleep. Then I've wondered if I've spent long times waiting only to arrive without being ready... and on and on it goes. The parallels are endless. Needless to say we are always home if we understand that God is with us. And my heart is set on pilgrimage indeed... here's to God's kingdom come.. to new places with the familiar air of God's presence and purpose and for travel toothbrushes.


Klynn said...

...and sometimes it's not just the people you meet but the people who sit in the darkened seats watching ,listening and being motivated and moved by your spirit filled words and life..

Remember, time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.

Sorry ripped that off Jean Luc Picard, Captain of the Star Ship Enterprise ;-)

God Bless

A fellow pilgrim of Jesus


Whizzy said...

You may not have met us but your visit to our fair land certainly affected many of us who were privileged enough to hear what God had to say to us through you and were motiviated by the few stories you shared.

Graham said...

Your bible study mornings at the Easter Spring Harvest were challenging and encouraging. As a recent born again (again) follower of Jesus in the Salvation Army (you can read my testimony in the Easter Salvationist) I am blown away by another Salvationist fired up over justice and mission living. I'm on this journey too and it's scary yet utterly thrilling - all glory to God.

Thank you!