When was the last time you talked with your mom or dad? I never really thought about it until this past Thursday. Thursday I took my first born to college.
We had a great time getting his room set up.
Sam moved the furniture to where he wanted it and then I started cleaning like a crazy woman. I wouldn’t let him put his things in the drawers until I cleaned every inch of the place. I figured the last time those drawers had been cleaned was the year before when the last freshman class moved in there.
We almost had everything in place when he got a text message and told us he had to go. Just like that, it was time for us to leave him. I had to go to the car, drive back to our house without him, and go on with life just like everything was normal. But nothing was normal. The next morning I found myself sitting in the kitchen, starring at my cell phone, just hoping for anything…. a text message, an email, a phone call, anything. I just wanted to hear something from him, to know he was okay, to know he thought about me, to have him share all he was experiencing and enjoying.
Then it hit me. How many times do I leave the Lord sitting there wanting to hear from me? How many times do I get so wrapped up in what I’m doing that I don’t even pause long enough to say a word to Him? How about you?
Deuteronomy 4:29 says if we seek Him, we will find Him when we seek Him with our whole heart. He doesn’t make it difficult for us. All we have to do is open our mouth, speak His name, and He is there. Isaiah 41:10 says, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Not only is God available to us when we seek Him, but He’s for us and will support us.
I received my text message that afternoon. It wasn’t long and drawn out, but it was enough. He told me what was going on in his day and I knew he was okay. I also knew he thought of me. It made my day.
What would you be willing to do to make God’s day? Would you be willing to give up a few minutes of your time to let him know that He matters to you? He wrote you a fairly long text message so you would know that you matter to Him. It’s called the Bible. How will He know He matters to you?
Your post makes me wonder if my mom went through the same stuff when I left for college. Although Charlie is not my son by birth, I wonder a lot how he is and what is going on with him. I guess it is a woman thing.
I’m certain your mom went through it, but probably had it worse. They didn’t have cell phones, Skype or email to stay connected. So thankful for technology!!!