There’s a Happy Gamer Somewhere
April 19, 2012
“Mom, can I stay up a little bit later to read my Bible?”
What a rascally thing to ask! What mother can say no to that?
It was past her bedtime, but she was emotional and distraught from a mini-fiasco in her computer game, losing all her rare items in one accidental trade. Frantic phone flurries and digital requests for the items back were to no avail. Red-cheeked and adrenaline-surging, she relayed the story to me, and I commiserated with her. We hugged and I prayed with her for bed.
“Can I read your Bible, Mom? Mine is in the bedroom with Daniel and I don’t want to wake him up.”
Morgan grabbed my burgundy-covered Bible and disappeared into my room. Ten minutes later she bounced back into the living room.
“Mom! I have so much joy! Isn’t it cool how the Bible does that?” She went on to talk about some verses in Psalm that grabbed her attention and her heart. Dancing from one foot to the next, she gushed, “Thanks, Mom,” as we hugged.
“Weren’t our hearts just burning within us while he talked?” the pedestrians on the road to Emmaus asked each other in the ancient Roman Empire. My husband is practicing his sermon for this Sunday’s Graduation Youth Sunday, so we have been reading and re-reading this text. I have often wished to have been part of that seven mile jaunt out of Jerusalem that day, wanting to hear that fabulous conversation where the newly-resurrected Jesus talked for hours, revealing panoramic truths about himself from throughout the Old Testament. Wow, to have the Godhead walk with me and make his scripture come alive! “Weren’t our hearts just burning within us while he talked?” they exclaimed.
My husband and I were reminded this week that we DO have the Godhead walking beside us and making his scripture come alive in us through the Holy Spirit. That’s part of the Holy Spirit’s job description.
Sorry for the quiet couple of days here at Jottings from Jennifer. We have been busy with the dance of offer and counter-offers on our house, and all the accompanying paperwork. While I am definitely excited, I am also feeling fear, worry, and emotionally weary.
So, pardon me as I pick up my Bible and take a walk with the Godhead.
What about you? What have you been experiencing or thinking about this week? What do you do when you feel emotionally weary?