Are we there yet?

This past week, Leigh-Ann and I and the kids travelled to Minnesota to celebrate Thanksgiving with my side of the family.

I love almost everything about road trips…except for at least two things:

1. Stopping for bathroom breaks.
2. Listening to “are we there yet?”

I am the type of driver that loves to get there as fast as possible and bathroom breaks are a hassle that just slow us down.

I also am not a fan of the “are we there yet?” routine. I’m sure when I was a kid, I asked it all the time and now as a parent I deserve that question even more than it is asked, but I still don’t like it.

Just like kids in a car can lose track of time and distance and need constant reassurance that we are headed in the right direction, adults can have similar struggles.

You and I may wonder when our trials are going to be over…when life will be smooth again…when we will get a diagnosis…or experience a breakthrough.

As adults, we probably ask, “when will we get there” more often than we want to admit.

Since the beginning of time, humanity has struggled with expectations and perspective. Often we are only given limited information and then we use our imagination to complete the story.

So where does faith fit into all this?

Too often, it doesn’t fit in at all. As humans we like to know the plan, however, oftentimes God calls us to trust Him

This Sunday, we begin our Christmas sermon series entitled, “Here.” For the next six weeks we will study the perspective of individuals who lived hundreds and even thousands of years before Jesus. We will discover their view was limited and as a result they were expected to live by faith.

I look forward to digging into our need to trust God’s promises before understanding His plan for our lives. We will begin our series by studying the perspective of Adam and Eve in Genesis 3:14-15 and Galatians 4:4-7.