When my daughter was in high school, she wore a t-shirt that said, Not all who wander are lost. I wouldn’t let her wear it because I told her that she was not lost, but found, and is a child of God because she gave her heart to Jesus Christ. I cringe when I remember my immediate reaction to her t-shirt. I was full of spiritual pride and st ill very young and immature in my faith. I didn’t understand how BIG GOD IS.
Fast forward to today and my keys hang on a wooden plaque given to me by a dear friend. It reads, Not all who wander are lost. My daughter laughed when she saw it and reminded me of what I’d said to her many years ago. Now, one of my favorite hobbies is to wander around this planet to see what God has made and what He is up to and how BIG HE IS. I find myself strengthened when I explore new places and walk new trails.
Almost immediately after this conversation, John the Baptist came to mind followed by Paul and King David. All of these men wandered for different reasons related to the journey God had planned for them. They found out how BIG GOD IS.
Father God, continue to open my spiritual eyes, ears, and heart to what Your Spirit is teaching me. Thank for the times we wander on this planet for one reason or another. Not all who wander are lost, that’s for sure! But there’s far more to life for us. We’re citizens of high heaven! We’re awaiting the arrival of the Savior, the Master, Jesus Christ, Who will transform our earthly bodies into glorious bodies like His own. He’ll make us beautiful and whole with the same powerful skill by which He is putting everything as it should be, under and around Him. Philippians 3:20-21 MSG
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot... Ecclesiastes 3:1-2
**After writing this devotion, my fearless daughter told me she tucked the “offensive” tshirt into her backpack and wore it that day anyways. Good for her!**