Being in Tokyo is the sort of experience I have only been able to dream about till now. I have wanted to come here since I was a little kid. I am reminded of a wonderful quote from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of The Rings,
It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.
This entire quote sums up where I feel like I am at. I stepped out onto the road with a purpose, but everything is trying to pull me off. Like a divine game of tug-of-war, I am standing in the middle deciding which voice I want to follow. The road goes on, but it goes through sad places and places of hurt. There are many places to turn back. There are many places to hide and remain stagnant. The simplest way to say this is: this is impossible. I am to weak to do any of this on my own. This means that when I reach some place amazing, all the glory will belong to God. I follow the God who makes the impossible reality. This is not easy to live out, though. I believe that God will do all of the course correction, because he is good. I need to focus on him and what he says in order to find myself heading in the direction that he wants me to go to. Like Abram (aka Abraham), we are all called to a place (metaphorical) that we don’t know of yet. If you don’t believe me, ask God. However, if he tells you something, you will be held responsible for that call, like Jonah and all the prophets of the Old Testament. If you don’t believe that God is real, ask him if he is.
Anyway, I wanted to show you guys some more photos. I took all these photos while going for a walk along the Edogawa River. The scenery was very beautiful.