Before the American Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804-1806, in the late 1700’s, Mackenzie a fur trader and explorer, discovered a route from East Canada to the Pacific Coast. It was on his second attempt that Mackenzie’s team reached the Pacific Coast where he inscribed on a rock, “Alexander Mackenzie from Canada by land, 22 July 1793.” Mackenzie’s earlier attempt in 1789 was a major disappointment, he had followed a river with high hopes of reaching the Pacific ocean, but unfortunately it didn’t empty into the Pacific, but into the Arctic Ocean . This 2,500-mile long river, later named the Mackenzie River, was called by a different name by Mackenzie; he called it the “ River ofDisappointment .”
Travelling uncharted territory and not knowing what awaited down river must have been filled with many challenges. At the end of the river we have chosen to travel what shall we find? Disappointment? Perhaps like Solomon of old, some will say, "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity" (Ecclesiastes 1:2). In search of meaning Solomon had experimented with power, wealth, worldly knowledge, and worldly pleasure, and yet in all these things he was disappointed. Solomon's conclusion was, "Fear God and keep His commandments..." (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14). Are you traveling down the river of disappointment? There is a better way, a much better way.
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