It was my first trip to this particular part of the country. I was so excited! I had wanted to see this place all my life. It was a dream come true.
When our flight arrived we went to the baggage claim area where we waited for friends. As I looked out the plate-glass windows, I saw a few trees in the distance, but the rest of the terminal just looked like any other so I thought, "Well, an airport is an airport."
Our friends came and we crammed into their car and headed down the freeway. Our bags were piled high, and I had a travel bag in my lap that I peered over to see what great things lay just outside my window. I saw cars bustling by, heavy traffic and freeway offshoots spreading in every direction, just like home. So I thought, "Well, a freeway is a freeway."
As I nestled in the back seat, I was becoming disillusioned. I had thought this was going to be so wonderful, but there were gas stations, fast food restaurants, and road signs ... what's so wonderful about that? I thought to myself. Then I sensed the Lord speaking to my heart. "Mary Jean, it doesn't matter where you are or what you have. What matters is what you do with where you are and what you have."
Many people are vying for positions and wanting more, but the question is, "What are we doing with where we are and what we have?"
Meditation Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30