I am out of breath and dripping with sweat as I write this.
I just wanted to get home.
I was out running. Summer in AZ, even at 7 am-burning up.
I had to get home to write.
Writer I am…
I was at the farthest point from home when He spoke to me.
That’s just how it goes.
When we are farthest away from Him, He reminds us—we’re really not.
Wondering what I heard? “Yoda, Pig Latin and Jesus.”
I will admit, this pandemic has not brought out the very best in me. My prayer life has been spotty. My time spent with Him, not-so-much. My delight in earthly pleasures-right on track—Eating, drinking and watching movies as the days turn to weeks.
“It’s easy to get lost when you’ve found freedom.”—Johnny Rzeznik
Things that are backwards, start to make sense.
A code way of speaking; another language, if you will. Created by taking the first letter or consonants of a word, moving it to the back, and adding an -“ay”
So the words:
Writer = Iter-wray.
Sound = Ound-say
Pig Latin = Ig-pay atin-lay
You get it.
Yoda also spoke in what seemed to be another language.
“Do or do not. There is no try.”
“The greatest teacher, failure is.”
“Named must be your fear before banish it you can.” -Yoda
Listen intently, and sense can be made of it all.
A King, becoming Servant.
The first, shall be last.
Retuning love, when someone insults you.
Offering a thief your watch, when they’ve just stolen your wallet.
Dying for a sinful and unrepentant soul.
An Innocent, being punished by death.
Jesus’ love for us.
You’ve got it.
He loves you, even if you don’t love Him back. He offers the Gift of forever with Him, even if you refuse it.
The more you hear Him, the more you study His word, the more you focus on Him, the more it makes sense.
Here am I.
A once lost soul who He ran after.
Jesus loves you. He will be there for you, even when it seems you’re the farthest away from Him. He will help make sense of a backwards life. He will never stop pursuing you.
“For if you want to save your own life, you will lose it; but if you lose your life for my sake, you will find it.”
He wants you to make it home.