Walking Home

I came across an intriguing quote today:

In the end, we’re all just walking each other home.

It gave me something to ponder as I began my morning routine.

This quote that I read was posted by a young woman who had just said her final good-bye to her mother who has courageously fought cancer for many years. This battled ended differently than the rest. This wife, mother, grandma and friend is now whole and at peace living in the presence of God.

At church this past weekend, Dave Stone delivered a message that encouraged us to seek wisdom from God. In the atrium of our church stands four double blackboards.

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On each board these words are written: Wisdom I’ve Learned. Buckets of chalk sit beside each board and dozens of people wrote words of wisdom on these boards; things they had learned through their journey in life.

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After pondering the above quote for awhile I too wrote on the blackboard: We’re just passing through. This is not our home.

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It seems like we often forget why we are here. I’m sure there are many different reasons and purposes, depending on who you ask and their personal beliefs.

I was reminded of something today by a fellow sojourner. He said God has placed us where we are. God knew the choices we would make and the situations we would encounter. He put us together with the people who are in our lives for a reason. Knowing the reason isn’t as important as how we choose to journey.

Two weeks ago Kyle Idleman encouraged us with the wisdom of these words: The incident, situation, circumstance, abuse, addiction, betrayal, divorce, job loss, etc. may not have been our responsibility, but we are responsible for how we respond.

Always.

We get to choose how to respond to whatever life throws our way.

God loves us that much.

He gave us the gift of choosing and responding.

The beauty of it all comes from the fact that we don’t have to go it alone. He also gave us the gift of people because in the end, we need each other.

That’s a gift too.

This is not our forever place.

And we don’t have to do life alone.

When those two things collide, it’s a beautiful thing.

The greatest gift of all…doing life together with a specific end and purpose because in the end,

We get to walk each other home~

 

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