Roy’s Blog: “Just Cruising”

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) “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.”

Many people are just cruising down the road of life. They are not really going anywhere, just trying to enjoy themselves. But, they keep feeling something is missing. After a while none of the things they are doing seem to satisfy anymore.

They, or their children, play sports or some other activity. Every weekend they are tied up somewhere. While others keep trying different things: concerts, visiting relatives, parties. None of these things are bad, in moderation, but when they are done the glow fades, and nothing remains. What they are missing is the hope and satisfaction in life only Jesus can give.

I’m glad as I cruise down life’s highway, Jesus gives us hope and a future. A hope and future that lasts an eternity. I’m often puzzled by the experiences and the valleys on my journey, but I’m never in despair. Jesus gives us hope of a future with none of the strife, confusion, and heartache of today.

What am I doing? Just cruising down the highway with Jesus as my guide. Waiting for Him to return and take me away!


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