The Anatomy of a Journey | RZIM

Today’s devotional invites us to consider what it looks like to journey. The article offers heartening insights that fill our hearts with hope as we walk in this “pilgrim way”. The way might be difficult but it does not have to be one long “vale of tears” with God as our guide.


The lections of the Christian celebration of Lent are full of God’s love of journeys: crossings from darkness into light, blindness to vision, the familiar to the unexpected, thirst to a place of provision. We find journeys beside still waters, through dark valleys and green pastures to a table prepared in the presence of enemies, pathways from Tyre through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee to a valley of dry bones, the tomb of a friend, and a well in Samaria.(1) Along the way, we are given constant reminders to keep watch and be alert. We hear in these stories that whatever journey on which we find ourselves, there are surely signs of God stirring, a kingdom emerging, the possibility of unexpected hope rising to life. “[T]he hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live,” says Jesus in John 5:25. God loves the very anatomy of a journey, not for click on the link to read the rest

Henry Ossawa Tanner, The Pilgrims of Emmaus, oil on canvas, 1905.

Source: The Anatomy of a Journey | RZIM


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