Travel Maxims

We recently returned from a Caribbean cruise. Incredible, as usual. The ship was the Royal Princess. There were many fascinating features to this craft. One that captured our attention was the sayings or maxims on the floor mats in the elevators.

I took pictures of most of them, sometimes including the feet of others in the elevator. To spare you from looking as cruisers’ feet and awkward photo angles, here they are.

Those that travel far know much.

There are seven seas but infinite possibilities.

It’s not just where you look, it’s what you see.

A great voyage is a journey that never ends.

Until you’ve traveled, you haven’t lived.

Even the shortest journey expands the world.

Whatever you pack, there’s always room for memories.

Measure a journey by the friends you discover.

No matter what happens, travel gives you a story to tell.

The value of travel is the baggage you leave behind.

You return from a trip, but not from a true journey.

Reflecting on these sayings leads me to reflect on some Bible quotes that are worth taking with us on our journeys. Here are a few.

The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore. Psalm 121:8 ESV

If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. Psalm 139:9-10 ESV

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 ESV

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” Isaiah 6:8 ESV