Taking care of God? SERIOUSLY?
Well, yes, very seriously.
If you had lived in Jesus' day, and had known Him personally, would you have been a friend to him?
Would you have invited Him into your house, would you have shared your food, would you have offered Him a place to sleep...and if He was exhausted or hurt, would you have cared or Him? (Invite is the FMF prompt.)
What a stupid question.
OK...so do you do that now? We have a God who's indestructible, but He can be hurt. Remember that He wept over faithless Jerusalem, and over Lazarus' death....and remember how scared He was in the Garden of Gethsemane.
Is your life a safe place for Him? Can you tolerate having Him around 24/7, a permanent house guest...or are there times when it would be easier if He took a walk or something?
Times when you'd let Him down, and have to see the hurt in His eyes?
He's not some bronze statue; He's no Zeus on far-off Olympus, casually disinterested in us. He walked this planet, and you can walk the same streets (well, if you go to Israel).
He had friends who laughed at His jokes, and who told Him jokes of their own. I wonder what His laugh sounds like?
He ate and drank and slept and walked. His feet got sore.
Sometimes He had enough of people, and needed to be alone.
He lived a life as human as yours, or mine.
So...are you up to the challenge? Can you be the caregiver to a sometimes weary and vulnerable God?
First and foremost, a caregiver's got to be a friend.
The song says, I have a friend in Jesus.
Does He have a friend in you?
The only song that can go with this is Joan Osborne's One Of Us. Enjoy!
My #write31days posts so far are:
October 1 - Worship For Caregivers
October 2 - Talk To A Caregiver
October 3 - Create A Caregiver Haven
October 4 - A Caregiver's Raw Hope
October 5 - A Caregiver's Trust
October 6 - Caregiving For Our Country
October 7 - Caregiver, Don't Hold Too Tight
October 8 - Caregiver, You Will Find Freedom In Truth
October 9 - A Caregiving Plan?
I do ask that you be patient with my slow replies to your comments (which we treasure). I'm trying to stay caught up.
Still hoping to get the new and improved version of Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart up and running in the near future. Just haven't had the energy to do it yet...but if you would like to read it, please say so in your comment and I'd be glad to send you a PDF (which should fit your Kindle).
I have another blog, "Starting The Day With Grace". The focus is a grace quote from someone you might not expect (like, say Mick Jagger) and a short commentary. I hope you'll join me.
Marley update... been moved to a sanctuary, and Bay County will revise their 'dangerous dog' codes.
If you can, please do leave a comment. I am trying to answer all, and I am failing, but please know this - I read and treasure each one.
Below are my recent releases on Kindle -please excuse their presence in the body of the blog. I haven't the energy to get them up as 'buttons' in the sidebar. You can click on the covers to go to the Amazon links.