“Are we there yet?” a question that can strike fear into the heart of the bravest driver. It doesn’t matter if you are driving your family, friends, co-workers, anyone; the question is one with no good answer other than “yes.”
This Sunday I preached on what it means to realize that we are almost there (wherever “there” might be). Being almost there means that you don’t have to stake out and defend your space in the family station wagon. Being almost there means that you can stop counting the highway signs. Being almost there means that you can stop thinking about how to survive the trip and begin looking forward to the destination. For most of us, being almost there is a reason for optimism and hope.
In Philippians, St. Paul talks about pressing on and it was this notion of pressing on to the finish that began the process of my thinking about what encourages us to press on, to keep going, and it struck me that one of the things that encourages us is progress. We are more likely to continue when we can see, or even “see,” the end, the destination. Part of what I was trying to do was to help us all realize that in a very real sense, we are almost there . . . you’ll have to listen for all the reasons.
Knox Presbyterian Almost there
St. Mark’s Presbyterian Almost there
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