Have you ever been looking forward to someone's phone call and been disappointed that the phone never rings? Have you ever felt like you weren't needed in someone else's life whom you genuinely care for? I'm sure we've all been there at some time or other. But have you ever turned that same situation around on yourself to see how God might feel when we do these things to Him? If not, I'm giving us all a chance today to put ourselves in God's "shoes" when we don't seem to talk to Him as often as we should.
As you got up this morning, I watched you, and hoped that you would talk to me ... even if it was just a few words, asking my opinion, or thanking me for something good that happened in your life yesterday. I noticed that you were frustrated trying to find the right outfit to wear to work. I was disappointed that you had to hurry.
I waited. When you ran around the house getting things ready, I knew there would be a few minutes for you to stop and say hello, but you were too busy. At one point , you sat down in a chair. I thought you wanted to talk to me but instead, you went to the phone and called a friend to share the latest gossip.
I watched as you went to work and I waited patiently for you to speak to me. With all your activities, I could see that you did not have time to talk to me.
I observed you at lunchtime. You looked around. Maybe you felt embarrassed to talk to me in public. Possibly, that's why you didn't bow your head.
You glanced three or four tables over, and noticed that some of your friends were talking to me briefly before they ate, but you still didn't spend time with me. That's alright, there's still time left. I'm sure that you will find time to talk to me, yet.
After you arrived home, it seemed as though you had a lot of things to do. After you accomplished several tasks, you sat down and turned on the TV. I don't know if you really enjoy TV or not. You spend a lot of time each day in front of it. Often times you're not really thinking about anything, however; you seem to enjoy it even when you have seen the program before. I waited again, patiently, as you watched TV and at your meal. Again, you made the choice not to talk to me.
At bedtime, I guess you are very tired. After you said goodnight to your family, you plopped into bed and fell asleep in no time. I understand because you may not realize that I am always there for you. I have more patience than you will ever know. I love you so much that I wait every day for a nod, a prayer or thought, or a thankful part of your heart. It is SO hard to have a one-sided conversation.
Well, you are getting up again, and once again I will wait with nothing but love for you, hoping that today, you will be able to spend some time with me.
Have a wonderful day!