For some weeks now, we have been talking about being on a journey with God. We have looked at the lives of Biblical folks like Abraham and modern day folks like Gladys Aylward. We have looked at our own lives.
We have explored what it means to walk into the unknown, to trust and follow God, and to develop persistence and endurance.
We have acknowledged both the great obstacles and blessings that can come on this journey, and we have looked at the great transformation that can happen to folks like Jacob and Zaccheus and to even us who find ourselves on the road of seeking after and following God.
Journey really is an apt metaphor for our lives with God (regardless of whether in our lives, we stay in one geographical place or move around a lot). It is no wonder as we pick up Scripture that we continually find people on journey.
And today’s reading from Haggai, which will be the focus of my sermon, is no exception. If you don’t know the story behind the Book of Haggai, you may not at first recognize this, but this is most certainly the case.