Where are we going?
Written by Brad Jenkins

My son and I have driven to the baseball park a lot during the past few months, he as a Little League player and me as an assistant coach for his team (go Giants!). Most times, we play on the same field each game, but one night, we were assigned a field on the other side of the park.

“Where are you going?” Riley asked from the back seat.

I explained that we were playing at a new field and that the parking lot was in a different location than usual.

“I don’t know where we’re going,” he responded, “but I trust you.”

Moments like these make me grateful to be a dad, because it’s moments like these that give me a sliver of an idea of how my Heavenly Father loves me.

How many times have I had that same thought, but rather than in a car, it’s on my knees: I don’t know where we’re going. I’ll admit: Getting to but I trust you takes me longer than it did for my son.

Usually, it’s I don’t know where we’re going, and I don’t really like this. I think all of us have had that kind of thought during 2020 and early 2021 as we experienced all kinds of uncertainties. No doubt, we all wondered what God was up to.

If we’re honest, the uncertainties of life and the seeming randomness of it all can be unsettling. But some of Jesus’ final words before leaving this earth were, “I will be with you.”

So, no, we often don’t know where we’re going, but I hope we can all say but I trust you. Because we can.