Daily Bible Inspirations

The Shortest Way to London

by Pastor Ken

A friend loves at all times; and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 17:17

H. K. Downie once told a newspaper that offered a substantial cash award for the best answer to the question: “What is the shortest way to London?” The winning answer was this: “The shortest way to London is with good company.”

While on a mission trip in Africa, the group I was with had to travel by bus for twelve hours. The roads were horrible and the bus was noisy; making it impossible to enjoy talking to one another to help pass the time. The twelve hours seemed more like twelve days.

Prior to making the same twelve-hour return trip, we installed a simple PA system with a couple of microphones. By doing so we were able to take turns sharing testimonies, telling stories, and leading the group in singing praise songs and praying together. That twelve hours seemed more like twelve minutes. The difference: good company.

How about you—do you have good company? Do you have the best company you could possibly have, meaning Jesus?

Jesus said, “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (John 15:13). And that is exactly what Jesus did for us all…including you. So if you know Jesus as your best friend—your ‘good company—great! If not, I pray you will welcome Him into your life as your Savior, because the only way to an eternal home with God is through Jesus.

Pray: Jesus, I love You and am thankful that You want to be my ‘good company’. I pray I will always feel Your presence; making my life’s journey the best it can possibly be. In Your name, I pray, amen.