Keeping in Contact - May 2019

In our busy lives it is easy to lose contact with family or friends.  If we don’t make the effort to keep in regular contact, close relationships can eventually slip away.  In time, they rarely come into our thoughts and soon become a distant memory.

Many Mothers’ hearts are breaking today because their children are so busy with various other friends, and so involved in social media, that their children feel they have no time to put into their relationship with their Mother.

How quickly children forget, or don’t even realise, the place that their Mother has in her heart for them and the huge sacrifice that she made for them when they were only young children and in some cases still does. 

No matter how long ago since we last spoke to her she doesn’t hold a grudge.  When we finally call, she happily picks up the relationship where we last left off.  Such is her love for her children.

Christianity too is not about religion – it’s about a relationship with our Heavenly Father.  God is all around us and will never forsake us.  But friendship with God can also be lost on our part in the busyness of our lives.

At first we may have had a meaningful and personal relationship with God, but if we don’t keep in regular contact (through prayer and reading His words to us) we inevitably lose contact with Him.  He will cease to be a reality in our daily life and we may begin to wonder if He exists at all.

He waits patiently – continually giving us little reminders to call home.  No matter how much time since you last spoke to Him, God doesn’t hold a grudge.  When we finally call, God happily picks up our friendship where we last left off. 

God says to us in His Word: “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends” (Revelation 3:20) and “I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, I have continued to extend faithful love to you.” Jeremiah 31:3

This Mother’s Day, can we remember our Mothers and make it a very special occasion for her, where we not only pick up the phone, spend some quality time with her or even tell her special she is to us, but let it become the ‘norm’ in our everyday relationship with her. That would be the best Mother’s Day gift that she will receive.

We can also do this today with God and make it a very special occasion for Him.

Pastor Marilyn Hunter