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by Edd Knight
Stay next to me, dont wander off like you did last time, my wife said to our son as she had many times before in the grocery store.
Dont you go off and leave me like you do all the time, he retorted.
They turned together into the cereal aisle and when she stopped to get Captain Crunch, he kept moving. Not fast, just a steady deliberate pace that took him past the Cheerios, past the Granola, then around the corner where the potato chips were displayed. Mom never moved. She watched him turn the corner and stayed put.
Mrs. Knight, the P.A. blared, If you are lost in our store, please come to the front desk and your son will help you find your way. Mom pushed her basket to the front desk where our #1 son was ruining a cardinal tee shirt with tears and nose drippings. You went off and left me! he wailed. I never moved, I watched you walk away from me and turn the corner, she said.
How difficult it must be for God our Father, our creator to watch us just wander down the aisle and turn the corner. Silly old adult.
Have you ever felt that God had moved so far away that you couldnt even reach Him anymore? That you had wandered so far, turned so many corners that he wouldnt love you anymore? How far would you have to go to get away from the love of God? What would you have to do to get to the point that God no longer loves you?
Here is the answer: Romans 8:38-39, I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor ruling spirits, nothing now, nothing in the future, no powers, nothing above us, nothing below us, nor anything else in the whole world will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
If God is not close to you, who moved?
Author: Edd Knight
Publication Date: October 16, 2002