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Sunday, June 2, 2019
interested in hearing from you.”
Think for a
few minutes – not a few moments – think for a few minutes how you’d feel if
someone you love said that to you. Let your mind imagine how your heart would
break if your adult child, or a spouse, or a parent said those words to you. Let
the ‘what if’ spread across your spirit. Feel it tear you apart, piece by burning
“I’m not interested
in hearing from you.”
How does that
image, how would those words wound you?
There’s a point
to my asking.
Don’t you think
our Father in heaven feels the same way when you and I – whom He loves so
deeply – when you and I say to Him by our actions: “I’m not interested in
hearing from you”? How do you
think He feels when we make all kinds of excuses to leave His words – the Bible
– on some shelf or at the bottom of some drawer? Or stored away in a cardboard
box out in the garage?
Of course, it
hurts Him. How can it not hurt Him? He has so much love and direction and
counsel to offer us, so much affection and help in our times of trouble and in
our times of joy.
But so many of His beloved
sons and daughters are not interested in hearing from Him.
your mind. Pick up your Bible. Today. And tomorrow. And the next day. And every
day thereafter. He wants so much to talk with you.
Click this link to my suggested Bible
reading plan. Or search the internet for others. Use key words like, “annual
Bible reading plans.”Dozens will
populate your screen.
How would you
feel if someone you love said to you, “I’m not interested in hearing from you”?