Enjoy the Journey
Do you remember the feeling of anticipation that was almost unbearable during the last
few days of school? You could see it on faces, hear it in conversations, and literally feel it in the
air. Both students and teachers were ready for summer.
Our lives are filled with future events that we hurry toward with anticipation. We look
forward to graduation, to marriage, to children, to vacations, to grandchildren, to retirement, and so
on. For many, our lives are lived in order to reach the next “event” with little thought to
the path that will get us there.
While heaven is our destination if we know Jesus Christ as Savior, please don’t
neglect the journey that will get us there. When all we look forward to is an “event” that
we think will bring some kind of joy, we miss out on the blessing of the journey. In John chapters 14
and 15, Jesus was preparing His disciples for His departure to heaven. He told them about the place He
was going to prepare for them. But He also said,
“These things have I spoken unto you,
that my joy might remain in you,
and that your joy might be full.”
Notice that Christ’s joy was to remain with the disciples throughout their
journey, not only at the destination. Our study in Philippians has shown us how to have joy on this
unparalleled journey as we walk daily with the Lord.
Rejoice in the Lord seeks to reach the lost and to be an encouragement to
Christians. As you consider your journey and your final destination, remember that Rejoice is
here faithfully each week to encourage and equip you. Your prayers and financial support help to
sustain this outreach into your community and around the world. Partner with us as we endeavor to move
forward with the message of hope that is only found in Jesus Christ.