World Travel

“I travel not to cross countries off a list, but to ignite passionate affairs with destinations.” -the cultureur

 

{fernweh:// an ache for distant places, missing a place you’ve never been, urge to travel}

 

A fire burned inside her soul. This overwhelming passion and desire. A longing for something she had never seen before. 7 continents. 50 states. National Parks. Wonders of the World. Palaces and Cathedrals. State Capitals. The young girl was going to conquer it all. Hiking wondrous mountain peaks and backpacking through swirling trails. Relishing in decadent cuisines. Back country roads listening to the gravel beneath the tires. Cozy cottages in quaint little towns. Fresh cultures and distinct languages. Runs from block to block in an unknown city. Long hammock naps swaying in the trees of the jungle. Floating down a river nestled between the foothills. Safari tours and boat rides. Various forms of transportation. Spiced up festivals and dressed up galas. Possibilities are limitless. The destinations she chooses vary in reasoning but one thing remains.

 

Her God has created a magnificent, indescribable world and the young girl’s desire to embrace it as much as she can is uncontrollable. She believes there is much to learn from the universe. The young girl’s Father has sent her to make disciples of all nations. He knows what all she has to offer but the truth will be unveiled in His creation. It is her duty to shine Jesus’ light to as many souls she can. As much as others learn from her, she will gain twice the amount. Her camera full of speechless photos but the memories and feelings in her head, incomparable. She journals her experiences and gathers souvenirs.

 

Passport in one hand and plane ticket in the other. An airport busier than a small town. The young girl slings the loaded backpack over her shoulder and heads towards a terminal. Security was a breeze and the utter excitement could barely be contained. A passenger service agent’s voice comes over the intercom. Boarding will begin in ten minutes. Starbucks rests parallel to the terminal. She grabs her fruity tea and light snack. A quick prayer before take off. Prayer for safety and the coming days ahead. Prayer that the fire in her soul will spread like wildfires. Prayer for the future masses she encounters. Prayer for the land and the community. A quote comes to mind. “We must have adventures in order to know where we truly belong.” This is her new adventure. She is now His disciple.

 

Mark 16:15 “He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”

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