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Rocky Roads

Wednesday March 29, 2017

As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them. -Luke 24:15

During my recent trip to Haiti we traveled to Cascade Pichon, which is literally in the mountains.

We drove on the worst road that I will ever drive on in my entire life.

The road was beyond rocky. It was rough, and was not for the faint of heart. The trip was about seven hours, but when we got to Cascade and met the people, and got to play with the kids, and saw the view it was worth it.

Isn’t this true for life? Sometimes the journey is long, rough, rocky, and hard, but the view when you get there is worth it.

There is numerous times in the Bible that Jesus met people on the road. Rarely, did Jesus meet people when they arrived at their destination. He met them on their journey.

Jesus often spoke and taught during and through the journey.

So, yes I can complain about the road and how it made my husband extremely carsick, gave me a headache, popped a tire, or got a vehicle stuck.

Instead, I am going to thank God for the journey. I thank Him for what I’m seeing along the way, and thank Him for the people I met because of the trip.

So, that long hard road you are on right now is worth it because of the destination, and the things God is revealing about you and about himself.

Prayer: “God, thank you that the journey is worth it because of the destination. Thank you for what you teach during the hard and long rocky roads. In your name I pray, Amen.”

-Whitney Flach