Field Trips

I was perusing the internet today and came across an article entitlied: More People Taking Field Trips of Faith. I was immediatly intrigued! I loved going on field trips when I was in school. They got you out of the classroom and put you somewhere altogether different...at least for a little while. People are going to places like Medjugorje, Bosnia. The Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. Mecca, in Saudia Arabia and Santiago de Compostela in northeast Spain. That is what seems to be happening now. People across the globe are taking spiritual pilgrimages; or "field trips"; looking for something they haven't been able to find at home. Peace. 150 million people are searching for peace. Some; according to the article; are looking for a miracle, while others are just seeking to deepen their faith. Whatever the reason; these "pilgrims" (sounds like John Wayne) are traveling in record numbers. A quote from Todd M. Johnson; director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity; "perhaps the most important reason is that people are increasingly interested in experiencing their faith through more than just reading or singing." So, that got me to thinking...what can I(we) do as a body of believers; to help the churched and the not-yet-churched to experience their faith?. I don't have an answer to this...I am just throwing it out into cyberspace! I do know that there is way more to Christianity that reading the Bible and praise and worship. How about serving in your local church, your community and those in your sphere of influence. How about a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; you know; vertical christianity! Ask today's youth what they would like to see in their church...and go with it! When that happens, I believe revival will pour out. Then people won't need to travel thousands of miles to find what they are seeking. It will be found in their local church, their communities, schools and place of employment. I can hardly wait!! Until that time comes, I will go on my own pilgrimage...my annual camping trip!

3 Response to "Field Trips"

  1. Penless Thoughts says:
    June 26, 2007 at 10:31 AM

    Good post here. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.
    Susan

  2. Mary Lee says:
    June 26, 2007 at 10:40 AM

    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. arizona laurie says:
    July 17, 2007 at 10:47 PM

    hey ML!! Guess who! I found ya!
    What good timing too! It was a good find tonight after a call from my mom. YiKeS..... I started reading most of your posts, and here I still am! You won't be in tomorrow (at the office as you are up at the SLOPE), but if you were there, you'd be noting my eyes. They will look like roadmaps to China! ANyway.. loving your stuff here! Way neat!