“In life, it’s not where you go, it’s who you travel with.” ~ Charles M. Schulz
Sometimes, we think that the destination is the be all and end all of life. However, what enriches our lives are the companions that we have along the way. Of course, as people of faith, we believe that our destination — eternity with God — is of paramount importance. But, we also know that God wants us to impact the lives of others on the way to our destination.
I have shared with you on other occasions that someone once said that God is not going to ask us what we did in life when we get to heaven and meet Him face-to-face for our judgment. Rather, He is going to ask us who we brought along with us. Did our lives make a difference to others? Did we tell others about the Kingdom. Did we invite them to make the journey? Did we invite them to travel with us?
If we did, we are going to be all right. If we did not, we will prove that we did not adequately care for the people that God put into our lives. Each person given to us by God was given to us so that we could impact their lives and do all that we could to make sure that they get to heaven.
This is a rather serious responsibility but also an awesome gift. It is gift because, in helping them get to heaven, they also help us. They keep us on the straight and narrow since we have to do so in order to be an example to them. How great our God is to give us such rich relationships and loyal companions.
So, enjoy the journey as you make your way to the Kingdom. Just make sure that you bring others with you. This is not the kind of journey to take alone. And remember the most important person to invite on the journey: Jesus. All He waits for is an invitation. He will never leave us.
FAITH ACTION: Make sure that you do not go anywhere today without first inviting the Lord to accompany you.