It was a very long time ago that I heard someone say that everything was going to be alright because God was taking care of it all. It took me a long time to figure out what that meant, but the first time I heard it made an impression.
Much like a physical journey, our spiritual journeys are all different. A friend of mine reminded me of this the other day when she told us about her experience on The Way of Saint James (Camino de Santiago), a Christian pilgrimage trail. “You’d think you'd end the trail with everyone you started with, but it wasn’t that way at all. People we’d be sure we’d see again, we never did. No matter how many started the journey together, everyone was going at a different pace, was there for a different reason, and traveled a different distance. It was up to destiny who you’d bump into along the way.”
Our paces, minds, and hearts are all interpreting this life differently. God knows this. He knows what experiences He needs to send along the way in order for us to grow and keep moving forward. To each of us the journey seems different, but we are all headed to the same place.
So if we can’t walk together, what can we do? Let others go on their journey, but be a constant reminder for those along the way. Spread the word. Be Godly. Be kind. Remind everyone that they are worthy. No matter who they are, what they’ve done, or how long they’ve waited: Everything is ok.
Be happy for them when they are happy, be kind to them when they are not. We can’t all walk together, but your reminder of God's love might be the water along the way.