I woke up in the middle of the night the other night really missing God. God obviously wasn’t missing he is everywhere and everywhen. But when he isn’t close it feels like he is missing. It was like missing a good friend or my husband. It aches.
It made me realise just how good the Narnia books are as examinations of God’s relationship with man.
“One day you’ll see him and another you won’t. He doesn’t like being tied down — and of course he has other countries to attend to. It’s quite all right. He’ll often drop in. Only you mustn’t press him. He’s wild, you know. Not like a tame lion.”
There’s this feeling that to be a good Christian you have to be completely in touch with him all the time. But sometimes you need to feel the difference that occurs when someone you love isn’t around.
Oh yeah, and sometimes it’s because you have been a bit slack yourself and need to get back on the telephone – or the spiritual equivalent thereof. In my case I suspect it’s a bit of the former and rather more of the latter. But if this is happening to you I can tell you from past experience that even if he is away for a while he always comes back.