The path seems so defined and yet it is so rough. The direction feels so sure and yet everyone else is going the opposite way. Where we are heading, we often do not know. How we will get there we are unsure. What we will do when we arrive, we don’t have a clue. But we continue on this journey anyway.
Life can feel very insecure and sometimes lonely as we travel. It doesn’t mean there aren’t people on the path – it just means we are traveling on our own. It could be the journey is meant to be one of self-discovery. Being alone is key on these trips. It could be we choose to travel alone because it seems the safest and no one understands anyway. But there are also times when we miss those fellow travelers who are willing to walk with us on the journey. We miss those who are there to help us up when we fall. We miss those who will keep us company when we feel like we cannot take another step.
I am grateful for those who are willing to walk with me on the unsteady path. I am thankful for fellow travelers who are struggling so we can struggle together. I am not alone in this journey and neither are you. We are in this together, even when our travels seem very different. We are here to hold each other up and encourage one another. We are here together because God is with us. He does not leave us and one of the ways he proves this is through the steps of others. God shows us his presence in the love and kindness of others. God reminds us he has not left us in the generosity of our brothers and sisters on the path. God illuminates our path with his love. Sometimes, we only need to open our eyes and look around. What a beautiful path it is indeed – filled with fellow travelers on this journey called life. Travel on, the journey awaits.
You show me the path of life.
In your presence there is fullness of joy;
in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
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