In the grand scheme of world history, the Oregon Trail era wasn’t all that long ago, and the physical marks the wagons left behind are still very much visible in MO, KS, NE, WY, ID and—of course—Oregon.

More than 300 miles of impressions left behind from heavy wagons can still be seen, sending modern-day travelers back in time to the mid-1800s, when hundreds of thousands of people made the treacherous journey to America’s West Coast.

The famed path from Missouri to Oregon pushed through many different types of terrain, so each collection of tracks is unique. Some are wide, shallow indentations worn down in soft earth, while others still show individual wheel tracks.

In harder terrain, such as sandstone, deep, angled impressions are still visible, some up to 5 feet deep.

This causes me to wonder what kind of “tracks” I’m leaving.

Each one of us WILL leave tracks. And just like the various tracks along the Oregon trails, the track you leave will be different from the tracks others leave.

God desires we leave a solid track that points to Him.
“But I have a past—and I’m not proud of it!.”
“I haven’t been serving God that long.”
“I don’t have a spiritual heritage.”

Your past is in the past!
Your spiritual tracks—your heritage—can begin right now.
If you have a current relationship with Christ,
you have a legacy to pass on.

“But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
(Joshua 24:15 ESV)

So . . . what kind of tracks are you leaving?

I love you!