On the Road Again ….

… just can’t wait to get to get on the road again…

Did you know there are hundreds of songs that have been written about “the road”? How about the ever-popular: AC/DC – Highway to Hell? Or one from my late teen years: Bachman Turner Overdrive – Roll On Down the Highway? Most folks will remember the melancholy song by the Beatles – Long and Winding Road. The title of this post comes from a line in a song by Willie Nelson – On The Road Again. Do you remember swooning to the velvet voice of Ricky Nelson in “Travelin’ Man”?

And who can forget the ever popular ballad by Loudon Wainwright – Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road?

Most people accept and embrace the belief that life is a journey, and we see journeys as best-lived on roads. In today’s modern world most communities have roads that are paved and designed for cars – not for walking. In fact, our communities have been designed to suit a lifestyle that requires the “convenience” of a car and are not able to be easily navigated on foot. As one author commented – try walking around sometime. No, communities are set up to be convenient for CARS. We’ve got drive-thru restaurants, drive-thru pharmacies, drive-thru convenience stores, and drive-thru car washes.

In the Bible we have a road story. It is also a story about love and a story about TRUTH. What is your story? Where are you on the road with the risen Savior? This weekend I am “on the road again” with friends and strangers building community and watching for time spent with my Lord. Hope to see you at the cross-road!

“Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem.” ~ Luke 24:13


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