Today’s post is written for the Five Minute Friday link-up on the prompt, “journey”.
Life is made of so many journeys.
Some are happy and joy-filled and some are difficult and laced with pain.
- The journey of a small embryo as he/she grows into a full-size baby.
- That painful journey from the safety and darkness of our mother’s womb into the bright but scary real world.
- Our early childhood and formative years.
- The tumultuous journey from childhood to adulthood, called adolescence.
- Our journey of learning through education.
- The journey of career training and job choices.
- Many journeys of relationships, especially if one chooses to marry.
- The ever-challenging, yet abundantly rewarding journey of having and raising children, if we dare.
There are journeys within these journeys of life as well; emotional and mental journeys made up of experiences and our reactions to them, among other factors.
But one journey stands out to me most: my spiritual journey.
That is the path that leads me through life, either towards or far away from God.
This is the journey that I chose to prioritize, even though it is unseen.
It is the journey that will affect me the most, and bring hope and healing or hurt and pain to those around me.
Thankfully, I have a Guide and a guidebook to help me along the path.
A psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd;
I have all that I need.
2 He lets me rest in green meadows;
he leads me beside peaceful streams.
3 He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
bringing honor to his name.
4 Even when I walk
through the darkest valley,[a]
I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
protect and comfort me.
5 You prepare a feast for me
in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
My cup overflows with blessings.
6 Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me
all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the Lord