Road trip! Who’s going?

Genesis 46:2-4 And God spoke to Israel in a vision at night and said, “Jacob! Jacob!” “Here I am,” he replied. “I am God, the God of your father,” he said. “Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there.”I will go down to Egypt with you, and I will surely bring you back again. And Joseph’s own hand will close your eyes.”

road tripThe question always seems to be, “who’s going?”  Let’s take a road trip. Come to the football game on Friday night. We are having people over to our house for a game night. “Who’s going?” That’s the question. We want to know who is going to be there. Or maybe we want to know who isn’t going to be there. We might ask because certain people are those we want to hang out with and we would consider it a good time. Other times we ask because we want to avoid being with someone.  Regardless of the reason, “who’s going?” is a commonly asked question.

The question of company is a good one though.  A road trip with the wrong people is no good. A road trip alone can be boring. But if you have the right people with you, it can be the best time ever. In Genesis 46, God told Jacob to take a road trip. Now Jacob may have been a little nervous about it because he was being called to move to a foreign country. This particular country wasn’t all that fond of Jacob’s family, either. But God told him: “Relax. It’s okay. I’m going on the road trip with you.”

We all have times in our lives that we are called to travel new roads. It can be scary or exciting. It might be difficult or it might be adventurous. Regardless of how the journey takes place, God promises to go on the road trip with us, just like He did with Jacob.  “I will go with you,” He said to Jacob.  “I will go with you,” He says to you, too. If the road trip is one that He has asked you to take, you can certainly believe that He’s going to hop in the car and go along for the ride. And I bet if you let Him, He would even drive the car.

*Are you anxious about the road trip you are on? Invite God to go with you!

 

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