"[It was] a place I could have stayed forever. How many times I have found such campsites! Place so beautiful it gave a man the wistfuls to see or to think back on. So many times we said, 'We've got to come back some time!' an' knowin' all the while we never would."
--Louis L'Amour (Lonely on the Mountain)
"But they were looking for a better place, a heavenly homeland. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them."
--Hebrews 11:16 (NLT)
I have not been very regular posting in the past year; stuff (life) got in the way. The plan is to write at least one post every week. Trust that it will touch your heart and make you ponder.
I have always liked to travel this land of ours. No matter where you go there is something to be said about the type of land, whether it is the dry, crusty, rock-strewn deserts with their own peculiar type of beauty, or the grand peaks of the Rockies. It may be the rolling hills or the open plains with the wind blowing across the grass or acres of wheat.
We have those spiritual memories as well in our journey toward the "Promised Land." Have you ever noticed that people, when they go to the altar (if they still have them in their church) tend to go to the same place and do the same "ritual." That's because God blessed them on one occasion and they have to get just in the same position so He can bless them again. The thing is, He has something else for them. They just don't want to accept that He might bless them in a different way.
Enjoy the campsites of your life, whether they be physical or spiritual. However, never lose site of the fact that there is a city and a home prepared for those who follow the Lord. Don't stray from that journey.