Galatians 5:14 - “The entire law is summed up in a single command: Love your neighbor as yourself.”
This was our verse to remember this morning as we started day 2 of our journey to Arizona. Today’s task - make it from O’Fallon, Illinois to Tulsa, Oklahoma successfully. Now while some might consider it a successful trip if you make it from point A to point B safely, without getting lost or having an accident along the way, my definition is a little more detailed than that. If our purpose for going is to share the love of God with our neighbors in Arizona, wouldn’t it be nice if we could successfully share the love of God with the people inside our van along the way? If that is the definition of a successful trip, than we fell short today.
But isn’t that how it goes? Sometimes it is a lot easier to “share love” with those we don’t know very well or see very often than it is to share it with those with whom we live. Our family is no exception. But thankfully, as Anne of Green Gables so eloquently said, “tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it … Yet.”
On a side note, we did make it safely to Tulsa, taking in the sights of the world’s tallest catsup bottle and a McDonalds/Subway that sits over the highway. It’s the little things. :)
Thank you for your prayers. We appreciate them so much! And boy, do we need them.
“May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.”
-Ephesians 3:19 (NLT)