The Mission of the Trek

Star Trek

I’m a Star Trek fan. As a child, I watched the original Star Trek series. Its mission, to explore.

I watched other series in that fantastical, wonder-filled universe. Each with their own mission of exploration fraught with struggles and battles.

But the series I relate to most is Star Trek Voyager.

At the end of the first two-hour episode, the ship and its crew are stranded 70,000 light years from Earth. With as few stops as possible along the way, their estimate to reach Earth is 75 years.

Voyager’s mission wasn’t to explore. It was to make it home.

Through struggles and battles and even the monotony of their routines, they always had the same goal.

To my great satisfaction, the final episode of the series was exciting and tense and full of twists and turns.

When they flew through the exploded remains of the enemy they defeated, and saw friendly faces who had longed for their arrival, I was ecstatic.

Other ships already there gathered around them.

Voyager was home.

My Trek

I didn’t know it at the time, but the second I was born, I was in a world I had to pass through to reach home.

I can’t estimate how long it will take me to complete my mission.

Through struggles and battles and even the monotony of my routines, my goal stays the same.

And one day, when the final moment of my life on Earth passes, I’ll live the victory over the enemy Christ defeated. I will see friendly faces who have longed for my arrival. I will be ecstatic.

Everyone already there will gather around.

I’ll be home.

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Joni Vance is an award-winning author of fiction, essay, and poetry. She loves mystery, history, and how God reveals Himself every day.


May God reveal the mystery of His love in your life story.

4 thoughts on “The Mission of the Trek

  1. Loved this post, Joni. Great reminder that we are on a voyage to our home.

  2. I can’t really think of one, but now you have me wanting to watch the Star Trek Voyager. I have never been a fan of Star Trek, but anything that will remind me, this world is not my home, but I’m heading to my real home, sounds great to me!

    • Thanks for your comments, Jane. God sends reminders to everyone differently. And He uses everything, including fiction. 🙂

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