Man’s mode of travel has evolved throughout the years. At one time man walked everywhere from point “A” to point “B”. Then they would use domestic animals like horses, oxens and donkeys to help carry their packages. To carry groups of people they developed horse drawn carriages, boats, bicycles and finally gas fueled automobiles. Now, today it is not unusual to see an electric vehicle passing you by. And if you want to fly the friendly skies you can take an airplane, jet and even today they are taking bids for a $100 million rocket ride to the moon by 2017 with Space Adventures.
But through it all the biggest enjoyment from these modes of travel is the view and the companionship. Have you ever visited your favorite vacation spot by going the back roads instead of the fast paced interstates? It is a remarkable journey. Not only is it extremely relaxing but it tends to invite conversation between those you know and people you meet on the way. You see amazing land formations and agricultures you may never see again until you travel that way again. All the stress and daily routine just disappears, and you find yourself caught up in the moment of a strange and wonderful euphoria.
In the bible you can read where the people of Jesus’ time traveled from all over to get to Palestine for the Passover celebration, and more importantly, Jesus was one of those travelers. He rode on a donkey. And naturally he met many good strangers along the way and many not so good. In your spare time read Matthew chapters 21 & 22.
Many were not aware of who Jesus was at the time he traveled through, but some knew he was the Messiah, the Saviour for mankind!
And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,
And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.
And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.
And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.
And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?
And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.