When you seem to lose sight of the goal of your travels, look for the signs that point to your destination. God graciously bestows moments of joy in your pilgrimage, to remind you of the eternal joy that will one day be yours. These gifts are not the goal; “they are only the scent of a flower we have not found, the echo of a tune we have not heard, news from a country we have never yet visited” (C. S. Lewis). Yet they are yours to embrace and enjoy as a promise of things to come.
Take a rest on your journey to read these passages and ponder this question:
1 Peter 1:3-5
2 Corinthians 5:1-9
What are the reminders around you that point to an inheritance that will never be found on this earth?