Our family has now been traveling over a month in our faithful mini-van across the U.S. and Canada. As anticipated, it has been an incredible trip. We’ve driven through so many different beautiful natural land marks, incredible cities, and experienced new foods and other things. We’ve also seen some wildlife (we’re still hoping to see a moose!). Along the way, we’ve laid down some markers. The first picture above is a version of inuksuk that I built in Banff. “An inuksuk is a stone landmark or cairn built by humans, used by the Inuit, Inupiat, Kalaallit, Yupik, and other peoples of the Arctic region of North America. These structures are found from Alaska to Greenland (wikipedia).” Here is what we are marking:
States traveled through: 14
Provinces traveled through: 3
Miles we traveled: 7,500 (12,070 KM)
Through it all, we worshiped Jesus Christ in the car, at National Parks, at churches, and along the roadsides, to name a few places. God has been good to us.
Israelites also set up markers to commemorate God’s blessing and leading them through long stretches of journey. Most notable of these is the account in Joshua 4, after 40 years of wandering in the desert, as they were about to enter the Promised Land.
And those twelve stones, which they took out of the Jordan, Joshua set up at Gilgal. And he said to the people of Israel, “When your children ask their fathers in times to come, ‘What do these stones mean?’ then you shall let your children know, ‘Israel passed over this Jordan on dry ground.’ For the LORD your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you passed over, as the LORD your God did to the Red Sea, which he dried up for us until we passed over, so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the LORD is mighty, that you may fear the LORD your God forever.” – Joshua 4:20-24
God is so faithful to keep His promise. He has kept His promise to Israel, and to us, in sending His Son to redeem us. And He is faithful to us in our daily lives to lead us through our journeys. Please continue to pray for us as we embark on the last leg of this epic journey.