My favorite music artist is Michael Card. His songs cut to the center of Biblical truth. I find his songs and lyrics soothing. Yet at the same time, they challenge me to dig for the life that I know is buried deep within my inner man. As I grow older, I am starting to view life as a journey. Everyday we can either decide to find joy in the journey or become soured by the trials of life.
So if you were to live 50 more years, what kind of life would you live? Is there joy in the journey for you? Christians get to enjoy the best life here and now while everyone else tries to get as much stuff or pleasure as possible or be as good as they can be on their own. Jesus offers life. Jesus is life. Everything else is a slow death.
The following song is simple yet profound. It describes my daily struggle and what truly makes life worth living. Stop to consider these lyrics and begin to wonder about a God who makes them come to life.
Joy in the Journey (by Michael Card)
There is a joy in the journey, there’s a light we can love on the way. There is a wonder and wildness to life, and freedom for those who obey.
All those who seek it shall find it, a pardon for all who believe. Hope for the hopeless and sight for the blind
To all who’ve been born of the Spirit and who share incarnation with him who belong to eternity, stranded in time, and weary of struggling with sin.
Forget not the hope that’s before you, and never stop counting the cost. Remember the hopelessness when you were lost?