by Jason Cruise
Jesus calls us on a journey that is precisely that: an odyssey. He gives us the offering to travel a path of constant unknowns in which He saves us from ourselves by withholding information about our earthly future yet all the while giving us full disclosure about our eternal destination. That which is most important, eternal life, is that to which He opens freely for all to see.
We are everyone somewhat comical creatures really, in that we, each in our own way, covet a quiet intensity to know how the next chapter ends before reading it; when if we were actually granted such greeds it would but simply stifle the process of a life that must grow dependent in all matters of consistently learning how to trust His great love for those whom He has ransomed by His own blood.
The grand illusion of any attempt at controlling life's unknowns only suffocates the very breath out of the experiences that life gives.
Think about it. Where do your fondest memories come from? They come from those unexpected moments when you had to physically experience something to which now only a picture is left to recall the surprise of the situation. It was the simple factor of surprise that made the event what it was. Even if the situation was bad, you can look at that same image and recall the moment that now has passed and has left you with at least the joy of being stronger in tangible faith in the God who brought you through it.
Life in Christ was never meant to be mechanical. This earth journey is just that. A path of turns and twists that has only but two constants: there will always be changes in the landscape and there will forever be a Guide for those who call upon His name.