In the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, when no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no one to till the ground; but a stream would rise from the earth, and water the whole face of the ground— then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being. And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there he put the man whom he had formed. Out of the ground the Lord God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Throughout scripture, there are journeys. Some journeys are of an individual led by God or maybe a couple who encounters God in an unexpected way. And other journeys are an entire group, like our shepherds who go to meet the Savior or the Israelite people from slavery to freedom. All changed by the journey and a God who accompanies them. Other journeys are short but miraculous, like Daniel’s journey down into a lion’s den or Jesus’ walk on water. Every journey taken with one purpose and God uses it for something more. Join us as we meet the people and Triune God within scripture as they journey by sandal’s steps, camels, and chariots of fire in this next devotional series.
God who accompanies, we are grateful that you walk beside us to keep us strong, behind us to keep us moving in our discipleship and before us, as we stumble, yet focused on that ultimate destination, home with you. Our final destination, assured through Christ’s grace and love, it one journey we surely will not miss. Amen.