The horizon becons,
Just over the next mountain…
it all calls out.
But what is beyond the next mountain in life?
How should one navigate the road if there isn’t any idea of the future.
There in lies many guesses and those who seem to “know” the path ahead receive attention from others who feel blind to what is coming.
Then there are those who seem to be on “cruise control” not concerned with the road or the destination but only consumed with the comfort of the ride.
Yet in it all there is a destination for each traveler.
Charles Spurgeon writes:
“Our hope in Christ for the future is the motivating force of our joy here…Nevertheless, let it never be said of us that we’re dreaming about the future and forgetting the present–let the future sanctify the present to its highest uses. Through the Spirit of God the hope of heaven is the most potent force for holiness.” (Morning by Morning Oct.2)
Yet those words of doubt can creep in whispering, “Are you sure there is a heaven? All you can be sure of is dieing.”
Yes, all mankind can be sure of death.
Yet the Scriptures are very clear about heaven.
And there is no way to do enough good to earn a reward for it is a free gift if one will confess the sin and accept Christ.
But the journey here becomes so much more valuable when seen through the eyes of one who knows where they are going.
Those individuals don’t concern themselves with the comfort as much as with being used by God to help others on this same road.
There are those who know where they are going but choose to live as if they travel alone and so much is lost along the way.
Travelers must encourage each other as well as those who have yet to realize the destination.
So which are you?