Write Home – God Misses You
When I went to Vietnam my girlfriend wrote me every single day that I was there. You heard right, three hundred and sixty five letters. The mail would come about once a week so I was given seven letters at a time, each a half inch thick. Handwritten on A-4 lined paper at least 4-6 pages each.
She wrote about important stuff like the neighbors dog got a hair cut, it snowed and eighty four million pieces of snow dropped on the city in one hour, my old school got a new stop sign, our favorite diner got a new menu, Jerry the Barber went on vacation, the local deli man got married, again. Her mom got a new bedside lamp, not to forget to mention that carrots went up by ten cents a pound.
To say the least she took her writing seriously and I read every single word, in case I was quizzed when I got home.
All that to say, I have been reading this book The Soul’s Remembrance by Roy Mills and this line jumped out at me. “Prayer…and staying in touch with God helps us remember who we really are , that we are spiritual beings who are away from home.
I never saw prayer in that light before. How true, we are strangers and pilgrims on this earth, visitors, just passing through and all the time we need to remember to stay in touch with Home (Heaven).
God our Dad wants to hear how things are going, what we are doing, if we are happy or not, who we are meeting, what our future plans are, how did it go at the dentist, what our kids are doing and of course if we need anything sent from Home that will help us on our mission. You know the things we can’t get here but our Dad has at his disposal.
Now that is a side of prayer that really turns me on.
I need to write Home on a regular basis. No, regular basis is not enough, every day, every hour, every minute. Knowing He wants to know all the details is exciting because He knows that we get lonely and Home sick from time to time and to know that He reads every word, well that is just plain comforting.
So stop what you’re doing, write Home because God misses you too.
“But to do good and communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.” Hebrews 13:16 (KJV)