One of the earliest Bible characters who undertakes a momentous journey is Abraham. Genesis 12 tells us that when Abraham was 75 years old God called him to leave his own country and to journey to a land “that I will show you”. No destination given, no clear map, just the promise that God would bless him and through him bless many others. And Abraham went. He had many adventures on the way-learning a lot about himself and about God as he journeyed.
As we journey on through Advent, we too are called to journey in faith, in uncertainty, without a clear map of where we are headed. As we do so we can learn a lot about ourselves- and how much we like to feel in control!
How does the fact that we cannot map out our journey or set a safe destination make you feel?
Who is truly in the driving seat of your life today?
A prayer of St Columba
Alone with none but thee, my God
I journey on my way.
What need I fear when thou are near
O King of night and day?
More safe am I within thy hand
Than if a host did round me stand.