Journey to the Cross

Last Friday I completed a personal hike. Hiking from the front lawn of Trinity Baptist Church to the place of my birth in Kerrville was a meaningful challenge. Step by step I wanted to connect God’s current calling in my life to where my life began.

So in 6 segments I hiked from here to there. And along the way I thought of Jesus’ call to “come and follow Me and I will make you fishers of people”. Here are 3 takeaways:

1) Focus on purpose. It was easier to keep putting one foot in front of the other by visualizing my purpose.
2) Stay on course. With limited energy and time I didn’t want to get off course. Which helped me to avoid distractions and stay headed toward my destination with each of my approximately 172,000 steps.
3) Keep alert. Danger and opportunity can show up at any time. So I kept aware of my surroundings and remained open to surprises.

These are helpful reminders as we journey to the cross this Easter.