Travel Details – Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

As I was packing for a trip recently, it occurred to me that I had very few details about where I was going, when I was going to arrive or even where I was going to stay. It didn’t particularly alarm me that I had limited information.

My good friend had the itinerary, and, eventually, I trusted that she would tell me it was time to go and then disclose the destination. As long as I knew that she was going, I knew that I was going to get to the intended location. I don’t get too worried about travel details.

I rather like the adventure and the surprise of the unknown, which is what I like about the Christian life. I am never absolutely certain where I will be going. I pray that I am traveling with the Lord, my good friend, and that He will guide me through the specifics of this journey.

There are a few times, however, when, like Peter, I have to ask, “Lord, where are you going?” (John 13:36) And He gives me the same answer He gave Peter, “Where I am going you cannot follow now, but you will follow later” (John 13:36).

You see, it doesn’t really matter where I am going. What matters is where Christ is going. Then when the time is right He will reveal the next phase of the journey. “Later” is in the details, and so long as I trust Jesus Christ, my itinerary is planned, and I will get to my intended destination.


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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