You Never Travel Alone

You Never Travel Alone

Psalm 91 — If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;

The middle of May we welcomed home our oldest two sons from college. It was a brief stay. After two home-cooked dinners and loads of laundry, they were off for six weeks to Argentina to have a Spanish immersion experience for a semester. Amy, Abby, and I decided to look pull out our globe and look at exactly where Buenos Aires is located. Having to look for this city on the bottom half of the globe is all it took for us to grow a little anxious.

But our sons don’t travel alone. They not only have some friends and a professor with them, but they also have their savior. They have the angel armies which God commands giving them unseen protection according to the Lord’s direction. Armies which guard their lives. Armies which guard their souls from the Devil’s most sinister attacks. Thank God that he sends his angel armies to go where we cannot.

So what does it take to send a son or daughter off to serve in our military somewhere across the globe? What does it take to send that little one through the doors of preschool? What does it take to jump in that car and take that drive to visit family all by yourself when for so many years you were used to that certain person in the seat next to you? Or what does it take to let your loved one go through the doors to the operating room?

What it takes is what God gives. He gives us his promises that his people are never forsaken. God gives us spiritual insight into the unseen ways in which he cares for us through his angels. God gives us the assurance that neither we nor our loved ones are never alone.

This summer, may we thank God and trust God in all our travels near and far.

Peace in Jesus,
Pastor John Gensmer


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