(HT: Susanna’s Blog)


It’s NOT the destination we should be worrying about, but the journey itself. Or as Zen Dog says, “It’s the glory of THE RIDE.” Christians are notoriously concerned with where people are going to wind up in the afterlife, and as important as that may be, it’s not up to us. WE have no control over the destination of others, and we have no control over the ride of others; we only have control over our own ride. It is so difficult for us to sit back and let the currents take us where they will, getting out of the boat to try and steer our lives in other directions, often against the flow. And we worry about the storms that suddenly blow in.

One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s go over to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and set out. As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples.

“Where is your faith?” Not for the destination, but for the ride itself.