Travel alert!

“Adventure, yeah. I guess that’s what you call it when everybody comes back alive” (Mercedes Lackey). God sent us to a country with a level 4 travel warning (rated: do NOT travel here). Upon arrival I was hauled off the train, marched down the platform and interrogated in a small room filled with weaponised soldiers

Living on earth we are constantly on high alert. We have an enemy who really hates us. Fortunately, we’re on the winning side and through Christ are able to “resist him, standing firm in the faith” (1 Peter 5:9 –

So stand tall, Warrior of God!



Travel Trials

When far from home – lost luggage, missed flights, illness/injury can ambush you and get you down. But seasoned travellers cope with the stressful situation and move on. They don’t allow it to rob them of their love of travel or future plans.

Similarly, when bad things happen because we’re serving Jesus, we mustn’t be thrown off course or lose our love for Jesus. “So if you find life difficult because you’re doing what God said, take it in stride. Trust him. He knows what he’s doing and he’ll keep on doing it” (1 Peter 4:19 –

Chat with Jesus about this.



Travelling companions

“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them” (Mark Twain). Due to stressful relationships, in the middle of a long overseas mission, I told God I didn’t want to travel again ever. Fortunately God had other plans and didn’t listen to me.

As Christ-followers, we’re all in this together. We’re to look after each other especially during difficult, stressful times. “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves” (Philippians 2:3 –
That’s the very example Jesus set for us (Philippians 2:8 –



Travelling light

We travelled with someone who packed enough daily clothing and chutney bottles to last for 3 weeks! Our team had to schlepp her heavy suitcases around. Then one bag got left on an Athens train – never to be seen again. Big drama!

How much baggage do we have that weighs us down and affects how we respond to people? In serving Jesus, you may have encountered times of rejection, harsh words, embarrassment and fear. Could those experiences possibly be colouring your responses and stopping people from knowing Jesus?
Check out 1 Peter 3:15&16 (

“God says: Set it down, child. I’ll carry that one”(Max Lucado).