Later this month, I will begin my 74th trip around the sun. I am blessed to have survived all the previous trips with my “transport vehicle” in relatively good shape.
Some parts have had to be relinquished. Some I really don’t miss. Some I do.
The trips have all been different. I learned a lot on each one. Some of my fellow passengers have exited to another orbit.
They fly further out and can see more than I do now. But sometimes our orbits are so close, I feel I can almost reach out and touch them.
There is only one traveler in my orbit who has been with me from my first trip. My brother was there when I started and I am blessed he still is.
I have been changed in the journey. I look different. My “spacesuit” fits a little looser than it did. I think differently about the world I see around me.
I am aware that what I once thought were boundaries are not so at all. They are doorways to the next level of travel. In fact, I have become aware that each trip has taken me farther and farther out toward deep space.
I was told that it will be totally dark there. So I once dreaded it. But what I have discovered is that it is getting lighter with each trip. I now eagerly anticipate getting to explore more of what is out there.
I have learned the ride is smoother when I travel lighter. I have jettisoned lots of things I once thought I needed for the journey. I have only kept those things necessary for my present trip.
When will I make the jump to warp speed and go to the next level? I don’t know. The One Who pilots this vessel has our schedule already determined, and He is keeping quiet about it.
I trust Him. He has been The Pilot from the beginning and He assures me He will get us where we are going safely and on time. I just get to settle in and enjoy the ride!
I am looking forward to trip 74. Stay tuned. I’ll send out some travel reports as I go.
Your Eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in Your Book before one of them came to be.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future!”