Dear Sabbath Seekers,
Well, I’m back in Western New York to pack up our house and get ready to move. We still have no idea where we are going but our house is sold so we have to be out – soon! My Atlanta granddaughter, for whom I have been providing care and transportation for the last year, is not happy that I have come North. Her tears just about ripped my heart out the other day as I pulled out of her driveway to head back.
Today, we were Skyping and she asked me what I was doing? I told her that I was packing. She looked at me and said, “Nana, if you find a house, even if it is pretty, you cannot buy it if it is far away from me.” I replied by asking, “Where do you want me to live?” “Next door to me”, she said matter of factly.
Her response made me wonder how God feels when we begin to move away from him. When we begin to be attracted and enticed by things that turn our heads and hearts from God, does God want to say to us…”Nancy, I don’t care how pretty or intriguing or wonderful that new ‘god’ is, you cannot buy into it. I want you next door to me.”
Once again Arianna brings me back to the importance of staying close to God and to the ones that God puts in our lives.
How about you? Where are you located in relation to your God? Do you live close by God at all times or do you only visit every once in a while? Have you moved away lately? Are you thinking of relocating? Where is your heart?
Sabbath Moments are meant to move us closer to God and keep God in our neighborhood at all times.
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6.20-22