Last weekend I drove alone to the town of Barili, which is almost 200 kms. from the city I live in. Since it was my first time to travel to this town, along the way I made a wrong turn. I had gone several kms. before realizing my mistake and had to double back. Good thing there were road signs that revealed my mistake and pointed me back to the right path.
Between Carcar city, where I momentarily lost my way, and the town of Barili are zigzag roads that skirt a mountain range. Because only a few cars were on the road, I gunned the engine of my car and sped through the twists and turns of the way. I enjoyed the drive immensely although there were a number of sharp curves with steep enbankments on either side.
I arrived safely in Barili town tired but thankful for the pleasant journey.
The journey called life, however, may not be as simple. We may get lost at times and there will definitely be twists and turns, highs and lows, rough and smooth. But we have a terrific guide that will always point us to the right direction.
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. -Psalm 119:105
Yet, it’s the zigzags of life that make the journey worthwhile, for they exercise our faith. They may look perilous and some may be easy to traverse, but it is God ultimately who is the one who will see us through.
We can be fearful so that our journey will be slow or we can be reckless and arrive quickly. Either way we will not be able to experience the abundance of sights and sounds that can enliven us. Or we can enjoy the adventure knowing that we journey with God and will see and feel things as he does.
If we treat faith as an adventure, the zigzags of life become joyful and the destination exciting.