Jack & Joy Loveday

Baptist Missionaries serving in Madrid, Spain

“Let’s go places”

When Jack and I arrived in the U.S. on Sept. 5th to begin our furlough, we saw an ad on TV with the slogan “Let’s go places”.  We had just decided that our old motto, “on the road again” was outdated, so we chose this catchy phrase as we began our travels.

Once out on the highways to visit our churches, we have experienced some nervous and tense moments as we continually have to be watchful to adjust our speed. Sometimes we can travel at 65, or 70 or even 75 miles per hour (depending on what State we are passing through).  When we are on secondary roads or in a place of road construction, the variations are many in how fast or how slow we need to go. The constant adjustment to the speed limit can be exasperating, but certainly keeps us both alert!

This is very similar to our lives as we must constantly adjust to troubles, difficult situations outside of our control, or trials that come our way.  What a blessing to know that our Heavenly Father by way of His Spirit is constantly guiding us through each change of speed that comes into our lives.  Through His word, He encourages and guides us so that we need not fear nor get tense trying to adjust. Sometimes we have to speed up and sometimes it seems we are just crawling along, but we can trust Him who ever cares for us. His peace can be our constant companion as we adjust our speed.  Yes, “let’s go places” in our daily lives and in our spiritual walk with the sure knowledge that no matter what the “speed”, He is in control and we can rest in His love!

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