#3 What are we going to do when we get there?
Fight, oh yes my family struggles once they all get vacation expectations and close quarters, the battles have been intense. Getting 5 or more Dilmores with this scenario all cooped up in a tent or cabin, motel room. A recipe for fireworks of the temper kind.
The more I have processed this over the years the more I see that God rigged it that way. I could just quote King Arthur and say that “there is a peace that only comes on the other side of war” Forgiveness dosen’t come easy, nor does intimacy, not the real stuff anyway and the masks start coming off when folks get dead tired from walking in a hot amusement park all day.
The really cool thing about all this fighting is that through your families cracks, God love shines if you are willing to go there… I have never felt anything better than to be forgiven when I know I did not have it coming, that’s true love and true intimacy and you can only get there through struggle…just sayin.
So this year when it breaks out on your vacation, start praying God will bring His forgiveness and share it with those who really need it. WE WILL ALL SURELY NEED IT WHEN WE GET HOME.
Those families in the Bible, they fought now didn’t they… that’s vacation Bible Style to Me….