Oh how I love road trips! Packing up the car with a cooler of soda and a picnic basket bursting with snacks! I usually have enough clothes to last multiple days past my intended stay and more books to read in my travel bag than one person could read in five years. All of these things strategically placed within arm’s link as the journey begins.
I’ve had so much fun over the last couple weeks. Road trips to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Louisville, Kentucky, Muncie, and South Bend, Indiana.
Three days with friends to celebrate a milestone birthday.
Night of worship at Dare to Be event with Natalie Grant and Charlotte Gambill.
A visit to see our daughter and eat Berrywinkle frozen yogurt.
A visit to see our other daughter and watch an exciting football game.
So many fun things. A lot of miles on the car. And very little rest for the body.
As I was driving here, there and yonder, I looked at all the different routes to get to our destination and how many roads branched off of the interstates connecting my path.
There’s Highway 421 to Highway 350 to Interstate 275 to Interstate 75.
Highway 421 to Michigan Road, to 50 to 65 to 62.
Highway 421 to State Road 3.
Highway 421 to Interstate 74 to 465 to 31.
How did anyone ever think to create an interstate pathway linking one side of this country to the other? President Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 to get things started and it’s grown beyond imagination! Think about how intricate and detailed that system has to be? From Interstate 465 alone, you can take 74, 69, 65, and 70.
There are so many ways to get to a destination. It’s confusing and sometimes debilitating to look at that crazy maze and figure out how to get to where we’re going; what is the best way?
Thank God there is only one way to heaven. The Bible is so clear that Jesus is the way. He is the only way. No one comes to the Father in heaven except through knowing Jesus. (John 14:6). The world wants us to think there are a hundred different roads that lead to that one destination. The devil wants us to try all different routes – to try our own way.
He wants us to think that we don’t need Jesus to show us how to do life. That we are smart enough to do this on our own and not to worry about the ultimate destination when this life comes to an end. It’s real folks. When we die our soul does not stay on the blacktop.
We have to make our travel choice now while we still have breath in our lungs. Which route are you taking? The crazy maze around the city to the highway to the side street, caught up in traffic relying on yourself finding out that in the end you took the wrong route? Or are you going to choose Jesus and walk with Him through the mess taking a straight path to meet His Father?
It’s up to you but this journey with Jesus is going to be the ultimate road trip. It doesn’t mean there won’t be bumps along the way or flat tires that slow us down. But it does mean we have the best driver in the world leading the way. I hope you join me on the One-way-only trip to heaven. It’s the road less traveled but we’ve got snacks. 🙂