I once told God that if He was real
I would treat Him like He was real.
I would take him everywhere with me,
And set a place for Him at the table.
But it didn’t take long to leave Him behind,
To completely leave Him out of the picture.
So I tried again to give God a place,
But to no avail ... I failed.
So one day I tied a string around my finger,
And I was very impressed with myself.
I looked at the string and remembered …
God is with me … here and now.
This however did not impress God very much.
“Tell your family”, he said,
“That you need a piece of string around your finger,
To remind yourself that they exist.”
“Point taken”, I said, most embarrassed.
“If only I could see you … things would be different,” I replied.
“Fine,” he said, “I am coming for dinner.”
Coming for dinner?
What do you mean coming for dinner?
I was so overwhelmed … that I lost sight of God … again.
Then it hit me … then I knew.
The genius of it all !
Spirit to spirit …
Anyone … anywhere … anytime … all the time …
No distractions …
No strings attached …
Not on my finger …
Not on my heart ...
A genius knows how to spend time with a friend.
Sheila Willar - May 26, 2005