Saturday, October 15, 2011

On the Way

We had been in the car for nine hours already and the sun was setting on the day Mike’s dad had a massive heart attack and dropped dead before he knew what hit him.  Noelle was four months old and tired of being strapped in her car seat. I would not let her out, and she would not stop screaming. The last hour in the van towards clinging together in order to let go was an agonizing standoff. We were tired, we were grief-stricken, and we just wanted to be there already. We couldn't bring ourselves to pull over when we were so close to our destination.
Ever felt like that when it comes to the return of Jesus? Are you tired of making marital mistakes and striving toward the ever-elusive perfect? Do you ever just want Him to hurry up and get here already?  It will be the final act in the Divine Romance.


This earthly marriage sometimes feels like intermission, but it’s not. Instead it’s a mission, and every moment counts because we don’t know when that final act will begin. We can't pull over and stop now that we're so close to our destination.


Jesus knew the feeling, and that his disciples would feel it too.
“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Fahter’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, and where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way where I am going.”
Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going, how do we know the way?”

Jesus said to him, “I am the way…”    ~John 14
Take Home: When you are weary, do you look for the way in Jesus?

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