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Invited back to fullness

Although I do not recall the specific incidents from my childhood, I do have memories of disobeying my parents, and my subsequent attempt to hide from them, physically and emotionally, because I had not done what they had asked me to do.  I remember the terrible “lostness” of my intimacy with them. Those memories help me better understand the story of Adam and Eve.  They walked intimately with God, until they chose to follow their own desires and disobeyed His command to not eat the fruit of the Tree of LIfe.

How often do we choose to follow our own pleasure/will, starting with parents, and then with God?  And yet, He never leaves us.  He abides with us, in us, still seeking intimacy with us. In the Revelation, the last Book of the New Testament, Christ is still there, seeking us. “Behold, I stand at the door and knock.  If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.” We may have closed the door on Christ, but He still comes to that door and knocks, willing to share a meal, as a friend.  How amazing that God still reaches out to cross the barriers we erect!
Cat’s Back, Wallowa Mts, NE Oregon

Imnaha River country, NE Oregon