EXPLORING

The Lord said to Moses, “Send men to spy out the land of Canaan which I am going to give to the people of Israel”. Numbers 13:1-2 New Life Version

Burt likes to explore. He follows his nose into tight places and follows paths that are barely visible and overgrown. He especially likes to follow railroad tracks. Who knows? He might have ridden the rails as a young pup in Alabama before being turned in as a stray.

Most everyone in the Bible was an adventurer, exploring new territories, most not by choice. Adam and Eve had to leave the Garden of Eden. Noah took a ride on the Ark to start over with his family. Abram and Sarai were called to leave Ur and journey with God. Moses was a reluctant leader to the Israelites when they left slavery for the promised land. Even Jesus had to journey to begin his earthly ministry. He left heaven and came to earth as a baby so that we too might explore new worlds with him as our Savior and Lord.

Proverbs 2 talks about exploring the word of God. Verse 3 starts out by saying, “Indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.”

God is calling each of us on a journey. It might not be as scary as riding an ark over the raging waters while they destroy mankind but a rainbow might be at the end. It might not be as long as Moses’ journey leading the Hebrew children through the desert but your promised land awaits. It might not end with you on a cross but the cross is where it definitely begins.

When you kneel at the foot of the cross, your journey with Jesus starts. It promises to have twists and turns but be straight and narrow. It begins at the cross and ends in heaven with your Savior.

Say yes to adventure! Start your journey today! Explore the word of God! Search for God like the explorers of old. It promises to be the ride of your life, with discovery at every turn.

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