Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Take It Personally
Hello there! So glad you’ve taken a few minutes out of your busy, hectic day to stop by and chat.
You know, I realized something this week: there’s nothing sophisticated about sitting perched on a doctor’s table wearing only a paper gown and a timid smile. When you’re completely stripped down physically, you feel exposed.
You feel vulnerable.
You feel cold and hope the doctor doesn’t wander in while you’re up milling around looking for the thermostat in your easy-breezy attire.
Resting your fate in the hands of the guy/gal who walks in with a stethoscope around their neck can be intimidating. What if the news is bad? What do all those “U-hum’s” spoken with creased brow really mean? Did they remember to wash their hands after the last patient? What are they really looking for, anyway?
One has to wonder.
I kind of think God sees us like that all the time. He doesn’t care if we’re dressed for success or slogging around in hand-me-downs. He sees the essence of who we are all the time – our true selves. We can’t hide anything from him, no matter how well we think we’ve perfected the art over the years.
Somehow, in the middle of our struggles - in the middle of the noise, the chaos, the music and the laughter, he is there waiting for that moment of quiet when the stuff of life subsides and you find yourself in that vulnerable place once again sitting, alone, exposed, maybe even a little lost. He’s the one waiting to come through the door to examine your heart, to take away those feelings of emptiness and vulnerability once and for all. God knows you like no other – and only HE can HEAL you for LIFE!
“This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.” (1 John 3:19-20)