If you are reading this on Wednesday, Chris and I are somewhere between Saint Louis and Dallas, on our way back from a never-ending road trip.
Our original plan was to drive to Denver to meet his new nephew Brekken and celebrate his sister’s college graduation. It then worked out that my brother Matthew’s high school graduation was that same week, in Saint Louis. After a lot of grumbling on my end (and after I stopped saying “It can’t happen! Too bad!”), we decided to drive to Denver on Friday, have a few days with Chris’s people, then hop in the car Monday and drive across Kansas and Missouri, arrive in Saint Louis, spend the day of graduation with family, and drive back today. So we are on the road. The road has been a substantial part of this vacation.
I’m writing this article a week in advance, so I can’t tell you any of the great things that have happened. I’ll certainly have pictures galore to share with you when I am back on Sunday. I like taking pictures; Chris doesn’t always. And I will certainly have stories from the road.
I have always liked road trips; I sometimes prefer the journey to the destination. There’s a great holiness to having the windows down in the middle of nowhere, blasting music and just going forward. It’s even better to do it with the people you love.
This Sunday, we’ll be taking a break from sermon series for a few weeks and begin looking at two things the Church journeys with—the Holy Trinity, and then on May 29, justification through works vs. faith. They’re two things that speak to the entirety of the Christian journey, and it’s important to recalibrate and look at the map every now and again. It’ll be a blast, and I look forward to seeing you then.