Deep in our hearts, we are all explorers. We travel on a journey of heart, mind, and spirit. We look for love, meaning, happiness, and fulfillment. As human beings, we are created that way. We need to discover as much as we need to live and breathe. And God is so good to give us such moments of discovery, a caravan of gifts to unwrap throughout our lives. Now the question is: Do we wait for the gifts, or do we look for them? Can we train ourselves to be explorers, to make sure discoveries, to find more gifts to unwrap? Sometimes discovery happens to us, delighting and surprising us. But we can prime ourselves to be explorers, too. And explorers don’t sit at home and wait. They prepare themselves and they have a goal, a destination.
This message is adapted from “Discovery: God’s Caravan of Gifts” written by Lily R. Wu in the March 1991 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine.