One of the most helpful ways of thinking about the Christian life is to see it as a journey. The Bible itself uses this imagery for various men and women and sometimes whole people groups who were in pursuit of something greater than this world has to offer.
Perhaps the greatest of those was the forty-year journey of the people of Israel from their harsh captivity in Egypt to the promised land of Canaan. Abraham stepped out in faith, leaving everything he knew, to journey to a place chosen by God. He did not know where he was going, but he knew Who he would be traveling with – and that was good enough.
We read of the people of Jerusalem on a journey home after a long period of exile in enemy territory. Even a lingering promise that their journey is still not yet over.
In the New Testament, it reminds us of one of the earliest identities used for Christians was ‘those who were of the Way’ (Acts 9:2). They were travelers on a journey because this world is not all that there is in life.
Thinking of the Christian life as a journey through this world offers us a meaningful way of understanding the life of faith. We're going somewhere that God Himself has prepared for us. One day we will reach our destination but until then we journey onward.
Here at FBC we want to partner with you to help you on your journey and to partner with you as we trek the next leg of the journey of faith together.