Now the Journey Begins

IMG_6178.JPGEvery day, and every step of the way, was meaningful for me. But con-celebrating at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, that was a very exciting day. And to top it off, the travel agency booked a very fancy restaurant for our dinner. The hotel/restaurant was actually a hospital/embassy when it was built 500 years ago. It has now been transformed into a very modern and upscale hotel and restaurant. During our supper, we shared how very happy we all were, and how satisfied we felt having accomplished a treacherous and seemingly impossible task.

During the last 5 days of walking El Camino, we all struggled. Especially with the heavy rain fall and having to walk on wet and muddy terrain. Though we gradually slowed down each day, the inclement weather and the physical limitations holding us back, we all did very well. We all finished our pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

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Now that our journey has come to an end, our journey into the world continues.

Starting is always easy, anybody can do that. But sticking to our goal despite our struggles and failures, herein lie the most difficult challenges.DSCF2520
After having failed 10,000 experiments, Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed, I have found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Success does not mean no failure; success means perseverance and not giving up.

Despite many falls, Jesus continued His journey to the end. God’s grace will always accompany us wherever we go, and all the way to the end.

Like the poem, Footprints in the Sand, it is especially in our times of trial that we do not journey alone.  God journeys with us.  He carries us through the hills and the valleys until we are able to walk on our own.

God has done that.  And He will continue to do just that. Because…we are His.

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I hope that you have enjoyed reading my Reflections, And I will see you when I get back!

God Bless.

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