Wednesday, October 24, 2007

a conversation

me: oh, man... i'm so tired. God, are you there?

God: hello! i've been...

me: cause i am swamped and overwhelmed, you know? life is hectic and i just feel like i'm barely keeping my head above the water...

God: well I ...

me: and i thought you were gonna be here for me, you know? that you'd give me strength, or whatever, and help me figure all this out?

God: I've been...

me: and i've been waiting, well, not really waiting i guess, cause i've been so busy, and i'm reading this great book right now, and the girls, and the air conditioning unit...

God: why don't you...

me: and i could really use a little help down here, ok? so i gotta run - i'm gonna watch the stuff i dvr'd last night and finish my library book. hmmm. and i need milk, and coffee. i wonder if milk's on sale at target this week? i saw a cute shirt there i'd like to try on.

God: i miss...

me: so if you could just take care of that for me, i'd appreciate it. i'll check in with you later.

God: oh. ok. well, rachel, i miss you. i'll be here when you come back.

3 comments:

kristine said...

i think he hears that way too often from most of us. i know i am just as guity.yet why is it so hard to sit still and stop talking so we can just recieve.what are we afraid he'll say.

rachel said...

it's not even that - only that i am distracted and have my priorities all out of whack. sigh...

Anonymous said...

This made me cry...in front of my kids...at school!! Thanks a lot, Rae! Seriously, this hits me straight in the gut. Thank you for making it so real. God does miss me. And I miss him, too.
J.Rice