History can be a remarkable teacher. Adventure, discovery, challenge, excitement, great success and failure are all a part of the legends and facts of history. On this day in 1806, after nearly two-and-a-half years in the western wilderness, known as the Louisiana Purchase, the Corps of Discovery arrived at the frontier village of La Charette, the first white settlement they had seen since launching out on their adventure in 1804. On this day Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, arrived at this settlement near the end of their magnificent journey to the Pacific Ocean. The men fired three-rounds to alert the inhabitants of their approach, and were answered by three rounds from nearby boats on the riverbank. The people of La Charette rushed to the banks of the Missouri to greet the returning heroes. Clark wrote, “Everyone, both French and Americans seem to express great pleasure at our return…They informed us that we were supposed to have been lost long since.” Thanks to the help of Native Americans the “Corps of Discovery” had been an amazing success.
What discoveries await you? What adventures are you willing to undertake? We are explorers by nature but often restricted by the constraints of fear, caution, or peer pressure. I love the scripture that says, “ Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
Be transformed today and adventure on where God leads you.