God Is A Lot Like Gravity
By Denise Schmeer
If faith is a lot like Crisco (see an earlier blog under my name), then God is a lot like gravity! This inspired thought came to me after I had a conversation with one of my children. This particular child was raised in Church, had an encounter with God as a teenager, but casually said to me recently, “Well, I don’t believe in God.” Now, granted, I had noticed, as sadly happens with many young adults (myself included), the drift away from God, from Church, from what was learned at home.
After this somewhat startling, but not necessarily surprising proclamation, this child went on to talk about Jesus . . . how if Jesus were walking the Earth today, He would be turning over more than just tables in the temple, etc., etc.
Needless to say, I was somewhat taken aback by the “Well, I don’t believe in God.” comment and wise words eluded me. But it did start me thinking. It was as if my child thought by declaring “I don’t believe in God,” that somehow God ceased to exist! How ridiculous is that? I mean, it is like saying, “I don’t believe in the law of gravity” and expect to just float away. Will a declaration, no matter how firmly believed, change the Truth? No, of course not.
Whether this child likes it or not, believes it or not (right now) God is here. God is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the Master Creator of the Universe and all which is in it.
God loves each of us, with an indescribable, unimaginable love. God is calling each of us into a profound and deep relationship with Him. And I am reminded how very important is it to “Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)I hold securely to the story of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) and pray for the day my child comes to himself and returns home.
So now, I pray also for all the “prodigals” who have squandered their inheritance, lost their way, and are floating in the absence of the “gravity” which would anchor them to salvation, to their Heavenly Father, to their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. (Luke 15:20)
Dear God, thank you for doing whatever it takes to bring our children home – to call them back to your loving arms.