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Every Mile Mattered

Updated: May 27

Spread the map on the table, with the coffee stain; put your finger on the places, show me where you've been. Is that California, where your teardrops dried? You drew a circle around Georgia, can you tell me why? I see shoulda beens, coulda beens written all over your face; wrong turns and bridges burned, things you wanna change but … it's history! You can't rewrite it, you're not meant to be trapped inside it. Every tear brought you here, every sorrow gathered. Get the box off the top shelf, with the black and white snapshots of your old self, in a better light. Ghosts and regrets back again … I can see it in your eyes. Send them home, let 'em go! Don't you think it’s time? Every road and every bend, every bruise and bitter end; all you squandered, all you spent … it mattered! Yeah, it's history … but every mile mattered.

Matthew 5:39-41 – “But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. 41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain." Luke 9:62 - “And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” Philippians 3:13-14 - “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Hebrews 4:16 - “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Matthew 5:12a - “Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: …”

Mercy always finds a way to wrap your blisters up in grace; and every highway you'd erase, it mattered. But it's history, it doesn't define you! You're free to leave it all behind you. Every tear brought you here, every sorrow gathered. It's history … but every mile on your road trip brought you to Jesus in your own unique way … every mile mattered!

Today’s Song – Watch/Listen: “Every Mile Mattered” – Artist: Nichole Nordeman

Writer(s): Inconnu Compositeur Auteur, Nichole Nordeman, Ben Glover, David Garcia