We can either choose to dwell on what we do not know, spending our lives trying to figure it all out. This can be exhausting, frustrating and counter-productive. Or we can choose to look at life as a great adventure. Living into God’s promise of his Holy presence, life isn’t so scary. We know that whatever happens, we are assured of God’s amazing grace.
I am slowly (thank you God for being so patient!) learning to look at life as a great adventure filled with possibilities, full of hope, knowing that he has a plan and it will be revealed in his perfect timing. I don’t want to be weighed down by worry about tomorrow. Jesus doesn’t want that for me either: “So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” (Matthew 6:34, NRSV) One day at a time . . . I think Jesus prefers that we look at this life as a gift from our heavenly Father, a day to be enjoyed because “this is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24)
As you may have noticed, I often use songs to convey what I am thinking. Don’t worry, I’m not gonna sing to you. I’ll let Steven Curtis Chapman. Here are a few lyrics of the lyrics from a song he co-wrote with Geoff Moore entitled “The Great Adventure.”
Saddle up your horses. We’ve got a trail to blaze.
Through the wild blue yonder of God’s amazing grace.
Let’s follow our Leader into the glorious unknown.
This is a life like no other– oh, this is the great adventure!*
Getting ready for the ride of my life,