Do you remember how it feels when you visit with old friends? There is a bit of anticipation and anxiety. Have they changed since I saw them last? Will they still like to play cards after dinner? Do they still eat red meat? Will I know what to say to them? Have I changed too much?
I recently spent the evening with my family and some “old friends.” It was a wonderful experience. We picked up right where we left off, easy in the company of one another, updating each other on life’s events since out last time together. In fact my children exclaimed, “These are some of my best friends, Mom. I really like to play with them.”
Just like “old friends”, Jesus’ love is a source of comfort. We can pick up with Jesus right where we left off. It might have been yesterday. It might have been last week, last year, or maybe last decade. Each one of us lives a different spiritual journey. But Jesus is there for you, ready to embrace you right where you left off, just like an “old friend” who embraces you when you come home.
Have you spoken to an “old friend” lately? May the comfort of our Lord Jesus Christ be present to you when you do.