23 Sep

I have this little devotional book I received as a gift maybe a decade ago. It suggests to have tea with the readings because each meditation has “tea” in the title. (Hospitali-tea, Heredi-tea, etc…)

“Gravi-tea” is one of the meditations. It begins with a definition of gravity and I paraphrase: “The force that tends to draw all bodies in the earth’s sphere toward earth’s center.” The meditation goes on to discuss a little about astronauts, space travel and God’s gift of gravity.

I was thinking about interpreting gravity a little differently. Yes, gravity is an earth force or a “pull” and I want to think about the pull that draws us closer to God.

Sometimes we go for days without thinking of God and without acknowledging his power and presence in our lives—oops, maybe I speak for myself on those days when I think I am in charge and possibly too busy to pray.

Thankfully there is always something that pulls me back to God. It might be a little worry, a prayer request from someone, a thankful spirit after a great day, writing these messages, a gorgeous sunset…there is always something that connects me to my Lord. And whatever it is, it tugs like gravity.

That “pull” is in everyone. God ordained it. God wants to be in our lives and for us to feel the pull back to him–much like a prodigal who returns.

How blessed are those that recognize that great gravity in their lives!

Philippians 4:11–13 “I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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