We are going to CA tomorrow. I am so excited because I will get to hug my son, daughter-in-love and grandsons for the first time since December 2019! We are going to be able to celebrate our youngest grandson’s 12th birthday and see his older brother play football in his last season before he graduates and goes off to college in Arizona.
I am so excited about being there and everything we will experience with our family. I am not so excited about driving the 1290-mile round trip. While there are parts of the trip where the driving is easy, even a bit boring, there are also several sections of the route that are nerve-wracking. Bob is 81, I am 74. Even though we have made this same trip many times since moving to Idaho in 1993, it has become harder as we age.
Kind of like life ain’t it!
We look forward to our final destination. (2 Corinthians 5:8: We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.)
We have many miles to travel. (Philippians 3:14: One thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.)
Some of those miles are difficult and nerve wracking before we arrive. (2 Corinthians 4:16-17: Therefore we do not give up. Even though our outer person is being destroyed, our inner person is being renewed day by day. For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory.)
Still, no matter the miles, no matter whether the journey is easy or difficult, we do not quit – we keep our eyes on what lies at the end of that journey. (2 Corinthians 4:18: So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.)