wan·der·lust /ˈwändərˌləst/ noun
- a strong desire to travel.
What is it that makes exploring and wandering so enticing? Is it the unknown? Is it a phenomenon that has exploded due to Instagram, Facebook and the work of social influencers? Is it due to a lack of satisfaction in our own lives? Robert Frost spoke of our yearning to travel so well:
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth
No doubt it’s a mixture of influences–but one of the oldest and truest explanations is that we were created in God’s image and this means that we, too, are creators. We are created to imagine, to desire and to create; all of which are enhanced by our instructions to subdue the earth as caretakers and stewards. In the past, the limitations to travel were many. In today’s world, traveling with a divine purpose of serving is easier than ever before. What’s stopping you?