I love re-reading scripture because fresh truths appear, sometimes slowly upon reflection, sometimes glaringly fast; sometimes even a little of both, as happened with this short snippet from a passage in Romans. It is easily scanned and easily agreed with…why yes, God does support me! But the phrase beforehand clearly states that I do not support God. What? So I paused…and pondered. Was there an example? I was about to visit a friend who was recovering from surgery. In this instance, am I supporting God? Not so much. The truth was, God didn’t need me…I needed Him. Humbly, I realized that I hadn’t even invited God to bless the visit, something I rectified once I arrived at the hospital. Walking down the sterile halls after a lovely time with my friend, I was thankful that welcoming God into our moments is as close as a realization and a prayer.
(c) 2015 Deborah Bouis