God is always calling God’s people to journey out. It is no accident that there are so many stories in the Bible about people making a journey because it is, in fact Abraham, who is the pattern for their faith and our faith.
This faith of Abraham, by which he said, “Yes, I will follow,” is the pattern of faith which God gives to you and me today so that our names can be joined not only with Abraham, but with Moses and Joshua and the disciples and Paul.
It is the gospel, as Jesus tells the disciples: “Go into all the world…and I will be with you until the end of the age.” That promise by Jesus is the source of what it means to enjoy the journey!
We’ve been on that journey. I’ve heard the questions along the way, and I imagine Abraham asked them, the disciples asked it; it’s the question of all children on the journey: Your children, my children, God's children: How Much Longer? Are We There Yet?
Well, you’re almost there; and my part of the journey with you is over. I have enjoyed the journey! Let me say it again, with all the twists and turns and ups and down, I have enjoyed the journey! I hope you have.
My prayers are with you as begin the joy of your journey with Jo Forrest.
Blessings of the season,