Matthew 28:16-20 – Remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
On this journey of life, we find it hard going, especially when we presume that we journey alone. We all need is the company of our friends, our family, and the faithful, all those willing to make the journey with us, those eager to help ease the burden, and share the load.
In Pilgrim's Progress, on Christian's journey, many join in, and those are the good times. Some friends are lost along the way, and that hurts, but others take their place and the journey continues.
The idea of the pilgrimage of life is not new, though each generation needs to discover it anew for themselves, and that, in fact, life has a purpose and a path. From Pilgrim's Progress and Christian's ongoing journey, to the modern words of "Footprints in the Sand", the message is the same…
We are not alone.
God is indeed with us on this journey as our special friend to carry us through, especially when the way seems long, and the destination distant.
Prayer: We thank you God that you sent your only son to be our Saviour. And that we might live no longer for ourselves, but for him who died and rose for us, he sent the Holy Spirit, his own first gift to those who believe, to complete his work in the world, and to make us more like Jesus. Enable us to receive your gifts and walk with Jesus every day. Amen.
(Adapted from the Book of Common Worship)