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-- Destination --


This last week my family and I went to Cedar City , Utah to visit the college my daughter will attend this coming fall. The trip is about seven hundred miles round trip. After services at the small congregation that worships there, we began our trip home. My wife is a freeway gal, as she likes to put it, and I'm a back road kind of guy. At any rate, we came home the back road route.

As we drove, I could not help but make the comparison of the trip home to that of our life .

Before we left Cedar City we fueled the car; fueled ourselves (lunch); purchased snacks; and prayed for a safe trip home. In essences we made all the necessary preparations to began and complete our journey.

As we traveled we continued to do the things necessary to arrive at our destination (re-fueling; restroom breaks; etc.). We never considered as we traveled any other destination but home. All of our efforts and focus was placed on arriving at this final destination.

What an amazing lesson to us as Christians in this simple event .

Our lives are simply a trip to a final destination. We have chosen heaven as our home and want nothing more than to arrive safe. However, just as our trip home from Utah was not a guarantee, neither is our trip to our heavenly home.

We must continue to do the things necessary to insure the success of the trip:


• I. Fuel.

We will never arrive at our destination without the proper fuel. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete , thoroughly equipped for every good work .”


• II. Road Map.

We must know the route to follow. Hebrews 5:8-9 “though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. 9 And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him ,”


• III. Focus

We must never lose site of our goal. Hebrews 4:1 “Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it .”

Philippians 2:12 “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling ;”


Arrive Safely Home!