August 15, 2016

Read Hebrews 13:5
Gone again.  My sweet daughter just left for the beginning of another college year.  I so enjoyed the summer with her.  Lots of time together and hours of good talks. She’ll be back, but it’ll be awhile.  In the meantime, I’ll have to be content with sporadic phone calls and quick texts – usually when she needs help.
I wonder if God ever feels the way I do now.  Sort of left behind.  A little sad.  Longing for the time we used to spend together and hoping that I’ll come back, even when I don’t need anything specific. Christians have always done it—pursued God inconsistently.  He admonished the church in Revelation 2:4, “But I have this against you, that you have left your first love.”  Why do we settle for sporadic time with Him and quick prayers amid crises when we could rest in His presence all the time?  He is more constant than all the things, people, and activities with which we so often replace Him.  "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." (Hebrews 13:5) Not for a semester; not for a vacation; not for a second.