The Introduction

Once upon a time, there was a little girl.  This little girl had a best friend.  This best friend was so wonderful that the little girl was desperate to tell everyone about Him.  He was the good news that she wanted to share with the entire world.  She would have gone to the ends of the earth to talk about Him.  She didn’t talk about Him because she was supposed to, or because she felt a moral obligation, or because she was worried about her friends burning in hell.  She talked about Him because her entire life revolved around Him.  She couldn’t help it.  It was like her little cup was just constantly spilling over, and she couldn’t help getting it on everyone that she was around.  Sometimes people didn’t like it.  Sometimes they really liked it when they got to know her best friend.  But that didn’t really matter to her.  She just couldn’t help herself.  It was like breathing.

Then one day,  she isn’t sure when, she got scared.  She learned that her best friend was offensive.  She learned the word “tolerant,” and she learned that that word was the most important thing in the world.  She heard about these people called fundamentalists who tore people down.  She was scared to be like them.  So she went into hiding. She took her best friend underground.  She loved Him and loved people, but she was scared.  It wasn’t okay to overflow anymore.  Unfortunately, going underground didn’t work.  He was still her life.  So she had to shut up and try to cut herself off from her best friend.  It seemed to be the only way to function in this great big world that hated her best friend.

So the little girl grew up.  She grew up with a heart that was turned off because her best friend was in there. She really couldn’t get away from Him. She was lonely and confused.  She was empty and had no anchor.  But she was not allowed to turn her heart back on.  He might hurt people’s feelings.  He might make waves.  What if people disagreed with Him?  It was a very sad life for this young woman.  You can’t turn your heart off entirely, so there was always a faint, nagging glow in her chest.  It always reminded her of her best friend whom she wasn’t allowed to speak of.

Now, this young woman wants her best friend to be her life again. She misses her heart too. She isn’t quite as afraid of the world. She is stronger, and more desperate.  She remembers the joy and relationship and wants her best friend more than she wants to be quiet.  She doesn’t want to hide.  She doesn’t want to tiptoe.  She doesn’t want to live out of fear.  She is learning who she is, and she is learning that it is okay that she is intricately woven into relationship with her best friend.

She is coming out of hiding.  Because she misses Him.  Let me introduce you to my best friend, Jesus.

Categories Healing, JesusTags , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

SoulFuel

Words that fuel your soul and open your heart

Through the Stillness

A blog about things I ponder, things I care about, and things I strive to be.

Stacey Pardoe

Encountering God in the Ordinary

My Messy Desk

Messes. Memories. Masterpieces.

TammyKennington

Restoring Hope. Imparting Peace.

Healthy with Jodi

Let Jodi help you get more fit and healthier today.

The Zebra Pit

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Spoonie Health and Wellness Blog

Jamison Writes

Not Like The Whiskey

Embracing the Unexpected

Embracing Life in the Midst of the Unexpected

Back To The Beginning

After my stroke, my comprehension was badly damaged, and so studying the Word is definitely not easy for me anymore. But I will continue to read and study, taking things one verse at a time, and see what God shows me!

Faith Unscripted

rexamining peacemaking

Becoming His Tapestry

Because I am in the process of becoming, of allowing my Master to weave the various threads of my life into His Masterpiece. Proverbs 31:30

Stumbling Upon Sarah

Enjoying life one bite at a time

Chronically Hopeful 2014

Living Despite Chronic Illness

Work in Progress

My thoughts as I journey through this thing called life.

Hyde Life Adventures

Misadventures of a Military Family

Eating Disorder Recovery

Writing about taking my life back from my eating disorder, one day at a time.

Etcetera

Writing; wondering; creating

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close