It has been a long day of travel. I flew to Orlando, Florida, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The flight was quick. The conversation on the plane was pleasant and the landing smooth.
I have noticed that whenever I travel the time in the air goes by quickly. But the time after landing is always slow. We had to wait for luggage, the rental car, dinner, ice cream and the hotel room check-in.
When I travel like this I remember the trip that the Son of God made. Jesus said, “I have come down from heaven not to do my will but the will of Him who sent me” (John 6:38). Jesus made many stops before His travels on earth were over.
He entered this world as the newborn of a young virgin, and He lay in a humble manger. As a boy, He spent days in the temple of Jerusalem teaching about the Father. And as a man, He became a threat to the leaders, who once had been astounded by the knowledge of the boy.
This threat led to His suffering at the hand of Pilate and His death on the cross at the hand of the Roman soldiers. After His death on the cross, Joseph of Arimathea laid Him in a tomb. However, dark, cold death could not hold Him, and after He descended into hell He then rose again to life. Finally, He ascended into heaven.
These were the travels of God on earth, and He traveled every step for our salvation.
Photo by Miguel Bruna
Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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