When Jesus walked on earth He often used stories from ordinary lives to teach the character of God and His passion for a relationship with us. The Holy Spirit is continuing to use our life events to reveal or remind us of spiritual truth. An example of this is the current email exchanges with my childhood friend as we plan our reunion.
We’ve known each other for over 60 years. We were inseparable during our elementary school days but have not nurtured our friendship for the last 50 years. Now, my husband and I are going to stay in her home for the weekend of our 50th class reunion.
Here are excerpts from yesterday’s email exchange: “Two weeks and we’ll be there” “Your room is ready.” ‘I can’t wait.” “All I want is to be with you. Nothing else matters.” (Written in response to a self-description of not being a perfect housekeeper and being limited by health constraints.) “My eyes are teared over at your eagerness and my excitement.”
The anticipation of this reunion readily recalls the words of Jesus describing His plans for our joining Him at the place He is preparing for us. From John 14, “Let not your heart be troubled. I go to prepare a place for you.” From John 17, “I want you to be where I am.” From Isaiah 30:18, “…The Lord longs to be gracious to you.”
May we not miss God’s grace in presenting us with parables for connecting with Him. What parables is He using in your story?