As we contemplate Jesus' journeys, we can be sure of this: No matter where He went, from Galilee to Judea to Samaria, He was ultimately headed for Jerusalem. Even when He left one of the festivals held in the City of Peace, He was still headed back there, still on mission, still destined to carry out His redemptive plan on a hill called Golgotha. Our Lord's face was set like flint to die for our sins and He would not be deterred. As co-Creator of the universe, the Maker of all things seen and unseen, He could venture anywhere at anytime and get there at the speed of thought. But He chose to come here--God Incarnate--Emmanuel! He chose to make few His steps here on terra firma so we could walk with Him forevermore! And His lovely feet that brought the Good News were pierced along with His hands and side. As it says in Luke 18:31: "And taking the twelve, He said to them, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished." And so it was! Jesus' journey to the cross made possible our journey to Heaven!