A note from a missionary friend has stirred my heart. This is a true story of a return flight from the US to the field where my friend serves.
“A woman from the country to which I was returning was thrilled when I sat down next to her on the plane. She was 71 years old and very nervous about the flight. When I spoke her language to her she started kissing me. I think that I got at least a dozen kisses on that flight. It was a bit like sitting next to a young child though. She did not know how to fasten her seat belt and didn’t know how to open containers on her food tray. When I asked her if she wanted to watch a movie, she said that she would rather lay her head on my shoulder and just look at a movie on my screen. I had to smile affectionately at her. “
I love the picture this story invites me to imagine. I love to let myself feel deeply as both received God’s love with skin.
I want to hear God speak to me in our language.
I want to lean my head on to His shoulder and watch the movie He is watching today.
I know He sees things with the confidence that “It is Finished!” I know He sees the battle as Won!
I know He looks at me with compassion when I tremble because the battle I am in today is fierce. I am glad that God knows that at my age of 71, I need Him to care for me with the tenderness of a parent.
I don’t want to watch my movie today. I want to lean on His shoulder and watch His.
What movie are you watching on your journey?