2-Minute Multiplier: Road Trip
I write this totally pumped about tomorrow. We’re visiting friends outside of Austin. Not a long trip. Just one filled with anticipation.
We share over 15 years of history-making. Weddings. Worship. War stories.
We hail from the same generation. Kids roughly the same age. Both decided to leave Katy for Hill Country lake living.
One of those rare couples where the husbands and the wives all like each other. Not simply a her or his friendship.
Road trips to fun places create an atmosphere of joy-filled expectation. Especially when you know the good stuff waiting at the end of the road. Especially when the good stuff are people you like and love.
Life consists of fun road trips. And of funeral road trips.
The funeral ones create another type of car atmosphere. Sort of suck the air out. Can’t get the a/c to cool things down enough.
The funeral trips don’t have to be literal cemeteries. They could be miniature models.
One-off deaths like having a difficult conversation with an employee who’s not performing. Or a boss who’s not getting it. Or a partner who’s not holding up his side of the business.
One-off deaths remind us life is not all Disney World or euphoric dating or striking it rich. Road trips don’t always dump us out at great destinations.
Even more reason to treasure the ones where the ending is wonderful. Trips of beauty and reunion and homes where everyone really does like each other.
Trips you really look forward to.
Fun road trips remind us what God has in store for us when our roads end. They offer us sneak peaks into the laughter and love Jesus has prepared.
Enjoy the fun road trips when they happen. Embrace the funeral ones, too. Their endings are only temporary.