Many people are in search of meaning for their lives and for some a spirit of adventure bears down on them to find purpose in life. We are all on a journey.
Why are we here?
Where does your journey take you?
Some have found satisfaction in making pilgrimages. One such path is the Camino de Santiago which cuts its way through Spain and France. Pilgrims begin their trek in St. Jean Pied De Port, France and walk the 496 miles to the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. While taking this journey, people are able to reflect on life and its meaning and where they may or may not fit in.
Why take this journey? It’s believed that St. James, the patron saint of Spain, was brought by ship to the Galician region of Spain after his death. His coffin can be viewed at the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
The Appalachian Trail has also been an avenue to explore. Some venture out alone while others take a partner. They leave behind the comforts and conveniences of home, stripped down to bare essentials.
These paths can provide a sense of solitude away from the distractions of the world, enabling one to get in touch with his / her inner most being and commune with God. It is an environment devoid of a substantial shelter, full dietary needs and best of personal hygiene. Through experiences like these, many begin to realize that THINGS generally never fully satisfy.
We are all itinerants on this earth ad we can muddle our way through life doing things our way or we can seek guidance from our Creator.
David confesses in Psalms 16:11, “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Wherever you journey to this Thanksgiving week, have a safe and joyous holiday from our family here at Learn. Grow. Love. Thrive to yours.
Happy Thanksgiving. May God Bless You and Keep You.
Heavenly Father, you tell us that your word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. We depend on you to direct us through life. A-men
We link up here sometimes.
Let the peace of God rule in your heart.