Saturday, January 11, 2014

Where are You?

A man and his wife were driving along in their car, decades ago when there were bench seats in front and no seat belts at all.  At a stop light, they noticed in the car next to them, a couple sitting closely together, his arm around her shoulders.

"Why don't we sit that close like we used to?"  the wife lamented out loud, envying the other couple's intimacy.

To which, her husband replied, "Who moved?"

God is there.
  He has not moved,
                      but we have.
We have fallen for the deception
     that God is to be
           placed on a list of things to do,
ranking time with Him
      as something we can afford or not,
trying to translate "obedience"
             into the easy convenience
       of letting Him ride along with us,
not following Him into His day for us
              but fitting God into our day,
                            our own agenda,
     and deciding today,
          if He even fits in that crowded backseat at all.
And then in desperate moments,
          we cry out,
    and wonder where He is.

Why do You stand afar off, O LORD?
Why do You hide Yourself
             in times of trouble?

                                   Psalm 10.1

Who moved?

Draw near to God,
and He will draw near to you.

                                  James 4.8

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