Since the beginning of time God has attempted to get our attention and to call us to commit to living our lives with principles, values, and a sense of sacredness that God wants from all his children on earth.
Sometimes we listen and respond to God. Sometimes we ignore God. But God keeps trying. God keeps working at getting our attention.
I heard about a little girl who sort of understands that about God. She was sitting on her grandfather’s lap as he read her a bedtime story. From time to time, she would take her eyes off the book and reach up to touch his wrinkled cheek. She was alternately stroking her own cheek, then his again.
Finally she spoke up, “Grandpa, did God make you?”
“Yes, Sweetheart,” he answered, “God made me a long time ago.”
“Oh,” she paused, “Grandpa, did God make me too?”
“Yes, indeed, honey,” he said, “God made you just a little while ago.”
Feeling their respective faces again, she observed, “God’s getting better at it, isn’t he?”
God got better at it. After untold efforts to win our allegiance and our hearts, God took on human form, walking among us and living with us so that we would understand.
It is in the living, breathing person of Jesus that we really see all the things we call holy, such as forgiveness, sharing, joy, vision, courage, perseverance, and especially love.
We might think we understand love, for example, but when we receive totally unconditional love from another person, love takes on a completely new meaning for us.
Jesus shows us the ultimate example of love, namely, God’s love. Seeing this example in the flesh makes all the difference in the world for us.
With an assist from Lane Boyd
In YOUR life, what good things can YOU say about aging?
AGING IS GOD’S IDEA. IT’S ONE OF THE WAYS GOD KEEPS US HEADED HOMEWARD TO HIM!