You may wonder why this website is called ‘Great Adventure.’
After all, the author is sick. The author cannot do very much. How can life be a Great Adventure when lived within the cage of chronic illness?
That is just the point, though. The Great Adventure that I see in my life isn’t to do with bungee jumping or paragliding or skiing or extreme water sports.
My Great Adventure is a life lived with God. A life where every day is an adventure, because God made us for so much more than we can imagine. My favourite passage in Scripture comes from Ephesians 3 and says this:
14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
This passage sums up something of the magnitude of God for me, and the adventure we are all invited to join in knowing God and following Jesus. I can’t imagine a more exciting adventure, a more captivating and enticing one. In my body I am restrained but in my soul I am free. I am utterly, wildly free in God’s love and grace.
So Great Adventure is a bittersweet title, reminding me both of my limitations and my liberty.
I hope that you join in the adventure and cling to the sides with unending excitement, just as I do.