Wednesday, November 1, 2017

That She Might Know~

I suppose in some families
when the topic of God comes up,
the conversation sadly goes something like this:
"No, I don't want anything to do with God.
Quit pressuring me. Quit talking to me about Him.
Leave me alone. I don't want and I don't need God."

And, I can only imagine how heartbreaking
these words spoken,
and these words heard,
must be.

I can only imagine because
in my family with my own precious momma
when the topic of God comes up
the conversation sadly goes something like this:
"Don't worry, Momma.
I've got God!  I've got God!
More than the air I breathe,
more than anything and anyone,
I've got God."

To which she always replies,
as she sadly shakes her head,
a look of worry and fear all over her face,
"I sure hope so.  I sure hope you do."

And, I don't even have to imagine how heartbreaking
these words spoken
and these words heard,
must be;
I know.

And no matter how hard I try to convince her,
no matter what I say or what I do,
no matter how I try
through the help and empowerment of the Holy Spirit
to live out a life of "Christ in me",
I can't bring the peace
of knowing that she knows that I have God
to her heart.

Tonight,
after word after word was spoken
and all attempts to reassure her once again
fell on deaf ears,
I sit here in the midnight hour,
tears a steady stream
and the groans of my heart,
ascending to Heaven.

And, I hear my God whisper,
"I know, sweet girl.  I know.
You don't need to say a word,
I know.
And, it is enough."

"But, I need her to know.
I don't want her to spend
one more needless moment worrying about me,
about my place with You,
about my salvation."

And, again -
He whispers,
"I know, sweet girl.  I know.
You don't need to say a word.
I know.
And, it is enough."

So - I do what only I can do,
I leave it here with my God, -
the God I have
more than the air I breathe,
the God I have
more than anything and anyone,
and because I know
He knows
it. is. enough.










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