Okay, this is personal, but I don't think Jared will care.
J and I have this ongoing argument/conversation about him being gone ALL the time. I tell him that I just want to see him every once in awhile. I want him to eat dinner with us. Why spend money on fast food when I will cook a meal for free? I don't just want to do his laundry, clean up the dishes or clothes or guitar, etc. that he leaves around when he comes in at night, and pay his bills. I want to talk to him. I want to laugh with him. I want to have a relationship with him. I really like him. He tells me that he is a senior! He's not supposed to be home all the time. Of course I want to use the phrase that I heard (yes, from my mother), "This is not a hotel!"
Well, as I was thinking about his today,when he was leaving, I thought about my relationship with God. God gives so much to me. He blesses way beyond what I deserve. Sometimes it is not a two way relationship. I take and take. He continues to give and give. Is He happy about it? I don't think so. Does He stop loving me? No. I think I understand more today than ever, how he yearns for me to spend time with him. I was reading my Bible this afternoon and came across this passage.
Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without cost.
Why spend money on what is not bread,
and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.
Give ear and come to me;
hear me, that your soul may live.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
my faithful love promised to David.
Today, I am thankful to my heavenly Father, who gave His Son when I had nothing to give. I am thankful for a relationship with Him, even when I pull away and get a little too independent.
I am thankful for the Holy Spirit, who uses everyday things, to gingerly call me to Himself.
So I will work on spending more time with my Father. And Jared, if you read this,