Today I was invited out for coffee and a muffin by a long-standing friend. Our conversation centered on the challenges of hanging in there for the long haul on the journey we call life. Later another friend dropped by my office and treated me to lunch. Again we conversed about the pilgrimage, the journey that we are taking. Are we making progress as we get nearer home?
For each traveler there are distinctly different roadblocks, detours or events that demand our attention. No two pilgrims face identical circumstances. We are all unique. We encounter similar situations but, in the end, nobody really understands fully the heartaches and brokenness of others.
As Christian believers we have the assurance that a sovereign God knows everything about us, loves us anyways (unconditionally) and longs for us to draw near to Him. He is our burden bearer and comes alongside us on the journey.
As Pilgrim Pals we know the Father, having entered into an eternal relationship with Him through faith in His Son. Although we are spread across the globe and separated by time and space, we are one in Christ and close to each other through prayer and fellowship.
So, as I close my little sermonette, I encourage each of you to pray for one another, bear one another's burdens and, above all, stand strong in the strength of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:10)
I love you all and praise God for bringing each and every one of you into my life.
Be encouraged today!
~ David, the Pilgrim