Yes, he took a side trip! After the long journey from Haran to Canaan, due to a natural calamity (a famine not a pandemic), Abram went to Egypt. Side trips from a journey often happen, sometimes from curiosity and sometimes from necessity.
Our journey takes a side trip this next week as we follow Jesus literally to the cross and to the tomb. It is the Great Week, Holy Week, a week that heals our wounded soul.
This year’s journey to the cross will mean more than some I think, because the Christian affirmation that the power of death is overcome by Jesus is even more critical as hundreds and thousands die in our country and around the world from this pandemic.
Three week ago you were sent on a journey to a place you do not know. You had no choice in the matter. But this week you can chose a side trip, a spiritual journey in the footsteps of Jesus. Walk with him this week, because he always walks with you.
Peace be with you,