“ My father was a wandering Aramean. He went down to Egypt with a few people and resided there as an alien. There he became a great, powerful, and populous nation.”Deuteronomy 26:5When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. Luke 9:51We went on ahead to the ship and sailed for Assos, where we were going to take Paul aboard. He had made this arrangement because he was going there on foot. Acts 20:13
In the past week, I walked over 100,000 steps. While Shirley did some work, I stepped around Winnipeg. I saw many art pieces on buildings, and the sunshine was beautiful for my Spirit. I wandered around the Forks ( where the Red and Assiniboine rivers meet ), the neighbourhoods of both Lucas and Jared’s homes. I walked my grandchildren to school and their day-care.
They ( I do not know who ” they ” are ) say it is good to walk around a city. You hear different things. You see things at a slower pace. I felt safe wherever I walked. I walked in some poorer areas. And I walked on Wellington, the richest neighbourhood in Winnipeg.
You could make the argument that the Bible is a travelogue. Genesis goes from the Garden to slavery in Egypt. God’s people wander for forty years in the desert, and walk into the promised land. Jesus started ministry in Galilee ( his home area ) and headed to Jerusalem. And Paul travels all over the known world in the book of Acts.
Where do you want to walk today ? Where is your path leading you today, with family and with God ? Watch as you walk. Listen to your life and the sounds of nature. If you are not mobile, you can close your eyes and imagine a new world.And where would Jesus walk today ?
Lead me on the right path
either on the road,
or a dirt track.
Lead me to see the things I need to see,
for my family, for my world and for you, O God.
Lead me, to unsafe and uncomfortable steps,
so I may learn to trust you more
Soarng like Vultures
lifted up by unseen Hands
Trust, silent enters my fears Monica Pieper Landoni 2021