Josiah, son number four, is whooshing down the water slide at the YMCA today. He’s nine years old, going on 23. He loves slamming the stuffing out of a baseball, tree swings a la Tarzan, riding bikes at warp speed, and “dare devil-ing” (don’t ask!). Whether it’s re-enacting the invasion of Normandy, defending the Alamo, scouting the Cumberland Gap “Boone style”, or winging it through Pearl Harbor in ’41, Josiah thrives on imagination, action and adventure.
Do you long for adventure? To live beyond “blah” or the daily grind? To be part of a bigger story, something larger than yourself? As Brent Curtis writes in The Sacred Romance:
“The deepest part of our heart longs to be bound together in some heroic purpose with others of like mind and spirit” (p. 19).
Consider the invitation of Jesus Christ:
“…I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.
Do you believe this?” (John 11:25, NIV)
Talk about an Invitation to Adventure with “heroic purpose”! The Lord Jesus invites us into a bigger story, larger than you or me. It’s all about Him. An adventure that’s even better than the water slide at the Y!
For further reading:
The Sacred Romance: Drawing Closer to the Heart of God
By Brent Curtis & John Eldredge
Thomas Nelson, 1997
Epic: The Story God is Telling and the Role That is Yours to Play
By John Eldredge
Thomas Nelson, 2004