In many way, the great stories of God’s people are the stories of family road trips-–trips that are not (a-hem) perfectly harmonious, but have a powerful effect on shaping a family.
The journeys recorded in Scripture are complicated and dangerous, but also punctuated with forgiveness, camaraderie, and joy-filled surprise. The biblical family road trips are the stories that give shape to our lives as Christians today.
Which leads me to wonder: Are there ways in which our personal family journeys and road trips relate to the journeys of our local church congregations? Dare we say that road trips not only shape our families, but help us to understand our church family, too?
This message is adapted from “Six Lessons I Learned on the Road” written by Christa von Zychlin in the July/August 2012 issue of Gather magazine.