A glimpse is not a vision. But to a man on a mountain road by night, a glimpse of the next three feet of road may matter more than a vision of the horizon.- CS Lewis
All of my adult life I’ve lived in a land of magnificent vistas and difficult travel. Here in western Colorado, the phrase “as the crow flies” both amuses and vexes us. None of our roads are straight lines. All of our highways are cut to go through the valleys and around the peaks, save for the high mountain passes. Up there, the snow gets really deep. Summer’s three-hour, carefree jaunt to Denver can be winter’s seven-hour white-knuckle drive. Don’t get me wrong: I love my home. It’s just that sometimes it seems you can’t get there from here.
No greater metaphor exists than viewing the journey of life through the lens of travel. CS Lewis was a scholar, an author, and a friend of Jesus. At first glance we seem to have little in common. But we have both traveled the mountain road at night, metaphorically speaking, as we all must do from time to time. I welcome you to Friendship With Jesus, my web-home, a collection of thoughts on topics related to “trudging the Road of Happy Destiny*”. While my worldview is unabashedly Christian, my experiences reveal why the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ is a miracle, indeed. Please join me for musings on recovery, redemption, and the growth of faith through the depths of grief; marriage, family, and friendship. Yes, sometimes it seems I still can’t get there from here, and frequently life is a white-knuckle drive. But Jesus is alive, the Bible is true, and on these pages I share the reasons for the hope I have. Welcome to my story.
*pp 164, Alcoholics Anonymous (The Big Book)