The odometer on your vehicle says 99,999.9, you continue to drive down the road you watch with anticipation as the 100,000 appears on the odometer, then you look away. As you reflect upon that moment some things may go through your mind, other than time for a new vehicle. You may recall the journeys to places near and far. This morning my vehicle odometer read 166,650 miles. I would not had noticed it except for thinking about this blog. I began to think of the journeys in this vehicle, a surprise Disney trip for the grand boys on the midnight run through Georgia, stuffing the van for a son’s move to and from college, trips with friends to Colorado and vacation destinations. I recall many conversations, tense moments, awkward moments and laughter. Journeys of joy and treks of trepidation.
4,000,000 this year. I find as I get closer to racking up the next million I recall the extra steps taken. My walks often are contemplative and moments of inspiration. I remember many steps in preparation of ministry events, serving at a conferences, walking and talking with friends, family creek stomping experiences, shopping for bargains and walking the hall of a hospital. I recall extra steps that take me
But in reality it is just one more mile on your vehicle, one more step on my Fitbit, one more minute or day in your life. I wonder if we can transfer the principles of landmark markers to everyday life what would change. My goal for 2016 is to daily “Take extra steps, recall the journey and celebrate the moments.”
Director Of Children's Ministries