Every year when I was growing up, our family took The Big Vacation. We conquered a different region of the United States each summer. Planning for these extravaganzas began in the freeze of Chicago winters when the July road trip was just a tiny glimmer of warm light at the end of a cold, dark tunnel.
I’ve been thinking about those family adventures and decided it would be fun to do a summer blog series on Bible “road trips”. I’ll post once a week and include questions so you can use this for personal study or with a small group. Because these are a little more substantive, and because it’s summer, I’m just going to commit to one post a week. My small group is going to be discussing this IRL and you can join virtually. Sound ok?
In addition, I‘d love it if you’d post pictures of your road trips on Instagram (https://instagram.com – lauracrosby) or on my Facebook page with the hashtag #roadtrip and what you’re learning with a link to the blog.
Some of the things we experienced on our family vacations are consistent with what I see in biblical road trips:
- Packing up – Abraham
- Provision – Moses
- Promise – Joshua
- Pit stops – Elijah
- Perspective – Paul
But today, just one thought…
No matter what road trip we’re on with the Lord, no matter where we go, our home is in Him.
They will ask the way to Jerusalem
and will start back home again.
They will bind themselves to the Lord
with an eternal covenant that will never be forgotten. Jer. 50:5 NLT
Questions (We’d love to hear any of your thoughts in the comments below!):
- What’s the most fun trip you’ve ever taken?
- How would you describe this leg of your journey or “road trip” with God? You may want to take a look at this Discipleship Map for help.
- What are the biggest challenges and fears as you look at the road you’re on?
- What promises do we have for our road trips? Exodus 33:14, Deuteronomy 31:6, Psalm 16:11, Hebrews 13:5b. Which means the most to you?