You know when you have an appointment at 11am but wake up late and the person with whom you are meeting with calls you and asks, “Hey, where are you?”, and you say, “I’m on the highway. Be there in 5!”, when technically you’re still pulling on your pants while brushing your teeth at home?
Ok I don’t know if this is blasphemy but I was thinking what if God wasn’t a man of His word.
What if He was like us?
What if He was a joker?
Imagine Jesus on water calling out to Peter on the boat:
“Come on out of the boat man, don’t worry, you won’t drown.”
And Peter jumps off the boat and sinks to the bottom immediately.
Jesus laughs and goes, “Haha, psyche!”
Or what if this took place when the devil was tempting Jesus,
Jesus: “Oh hey Satan, God wanted Me to tell You, He’s forgiven you for trying to overthrow His kingdom.”
Satan: “Dude, seriously?!”
Jesus: “Nah, I’m just messin’ with ya.”
What if Jesus was as fickle as I was?
Mid-wife: Congratulations Mary, it’s a girl!
Joseph: What the f…!
Mary: Dammit, Gabriel, those ‘It’s a boy’ gift baskets and personalized rompers are non-refundable!
What if Jesus never kept His promises?
What if before going to the cross He said,
“Y’know what? I’m not feelin’ this. Raincheck?”
I wonder if God feels the same way about me when I promise to not do something but find myself doing that exact same thing 5 minutes later.
Why is it so damn hard to keep promises? And why the heck does God keep His promises when I never seem to be able to hold up my end of the bargain?
God goes through extraordinary lengths to fulfill His words because He wants to weave a pattern of irreversible truth that He is God.
Is it our right to get upset when someone doesn’t hold up their end of the bargain?
Today I learned that obliged or not, people don’t always come through. And that’s the sad truth.
Today, I renovated my heart to include a room for mistakes so that when disappointment comes, I remember to accept rather than to judge.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.