“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” -Romans 5:8
Today was one of those days where I came home from work and was just exhausted. On Wednesdays I am at the church from 8AM-8PM, but I’m not physically exhausted. Life throws stuff at us so fast and in such large quantities that sometimes it feels like we’re incapable of handling it all. My wife is 9 months pregnant and due any day now, our gas tank is on E, she’s taking 8 weeks off of work when we’re already struggling to get by, the icon on our car came on indicating a low tire which led me to discover that we have a decently new tire that is going to need to be replaced.
I walked in the front door to the dog picture above going crazy. He didn’t care about how rough of a day or week I’ve had. He didn’t care that I was tired. He didn’t care that I was hungry. He only wanted to see me. He only wanted me to pick him up and hold him. So I took him outside into our backyard and let him run around, but he didn’t want to run around. I sat down on the steps of our deck and he jumped up in my lap top he began to do what he does best…lick my face. He doesn’t care that his breath smells like something crawled into his mouth and died. He doesn’t care that I push him away. He just wants to show me that he loves and missed me.
God does the same for us. We spend time worrying about coming to God after we fix all of our “problems” instead of just coming to God and letting Him do a work in us. God wants us to know that He comes to us with that same excitement that my dog shows when I get home. Our dog can hear our car door clothes and is celebrating before we even walk in the door.
The next time you’re down and you realize you’ve trying to do it all on your own…remember my 8 pound yorkie and think about how excited God is for you to run back to Him.