I’ve never been a fan of traveling. The hassle of packing bags, coordinating transportation and lodging, etc has never appealed to me in the slightest. Even the prospect of seeing new things or visiting new places tends to leave me feeling listless.
I’m really just a stay at home and order pizza kind of guy.
My wife of course, is exactly the opposite. The thrill of traveling, of seeing new and exciting places intrigues her to no end. This has caused more than its fair share of grumbling back and forth, as we both present our case.
I lay that background as foundation for something profound the Lord opened my eyes to a couple weeks ago. It was right after I had deflected inquiries of a vacation from my wife that the Lord posed a simple question inside my mind.
Why do people like to travel?
I was taken aback for a moment, unsure of how to answer. I thought for a moment and in my mind’s eye replied, “to see new places?”
What followed was nothing short of revolutionary to my way of thinking.
“I gave man his desire to travel, to see new places. You see the entire earth reflects my son. Creation bears his likeness and calls out his name. Just as there is room in Christ for everyone, so too is there room for everyone living on the earth. Yet there are a multitude of new places to explore every day. A person who has lived many years on earth and seen many of its wonders has still seen only a fraction of the entirety. It is the same with my son. In him there is room for all, and there is infinite new glory to discover every day. You see, I created the earth as a home for you that would speak his name through its function.”
The desire to travel is quite natural indeed!