Friday, January 25, 2013

Back in the 'Frig Again

When I cook our holiday meals it usually  takes about three days to complete.  Those three days of cooking and baking yield leftovers for at least a week.  After the main meal, the refrigerator door is frequently opened, containers of various favorite dishes and desserts removed and the fruits of my labors are enjoyed by the family over and over again.

I don't tire of my family eating those leftovers.  I don't tire of eating them either, by the way.  I love to see them enjoying the food they love and the food I love to cook for them.

Sometimes we find that we seem to be going to the Lord over and over regarding certain matters.  Perhaps we are going through a particularly intense time in our lives, or perhaps we have a loved one who is, and we find ourselves returning again and again to the Lord.  He does not tire of our coming to Him.  He does not weary of hearing our voice in supplication and prayer for the same issue, the same person, sometimes perhaps without even words.

When my mother was dying of cancer, I found that often I had no words for the prayers, they were simply, "O Lord!"   There are times I have faced, or my loved ones have faced, issues so perplexing or painful that my prayers were only, "Thou knowest."  But I found myself praying these simple prayers over and over again.

The Lord is our Bread of Life.  He does not become irritated or frustrated when we come to partake of Him again and again.  That is exactly what He wants us to do.  His joy is in meeting our needs, but He won't do so apart from our asking because He is too much of a gentleman to intrude Himself upon our situations.  He loves our importunity, the fact that we come again and again and again.  So go boldly, with confidence, to the throne of Grace and partake of the abundant blessings of a God who wants to bestow the kingdom upon His children.  Partake of our Lord, for He is good.

"And Jesus said unto them, I am the Bread of Life: 
he that cometh to Me shall never hunger; 
and he that believeth on Me shall never thirst."  
John 6:35

"O taste and see that the LORD is good:
 blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Psalm 34:8

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