Jesus Wants All of You (“Covenant”)

Last week I introduced you to Don Postema’s book, Space for God..  I continue to read one chapter of this book every Monday morning (my “Sabbath Day”).  This book is filled with various short readings and meditations to help you reflect on God and enter into a deeper life with Him.  But there’s one reading in particular from chapter one that has stuck with me, and I think you’ll really like it.  Before I give it to you, perhaps this reading is on my mind because it fits so well with the conversation we had at our last young adult small group meeting, at which time we talked about how Jesus wants all of you, and what that looks like.  The reading is called, “Covenant.”

God
knocks at my door
seeking a home for his son.

Rent is cheap, I say.

I don’t want to rent. I want to buy, says God.

I’m not sure I want to sell,
but you might come in to look around.

I think I will, says God.

I might let you have a room or two.

I like it, says God. I’ll take two.
You might decide to give me more some day.
I can wait, says God.

I’d like to give you more,
but it’s a bit difficult.  I need some space for me.

I know, says God, but I’ll wait.  I like what I see.

Hm, maybe I can let you have another room.
I really don’t need that much.

Thanks, says God, I’ll take it. I like what I see.

I’d like to give you the whole house
but I’m not sure. . .

Think on it, says God.  I wouldn’t put you out.
Your house would be mind and my son would live in it.
You’d have more space than you’d ever had before.

I don’t understand at all.

I know, says God, but I can’t tell you about that.
You’ll have to discover it for yourself.
That can only happen if you let me have the whole house.

A bit risky, I say.

Yes, says God, but try me.

I’m not sure–
I’ll let you know.

I can wait, says God.  I like what I see.

by Margaret Halaska. As quoted in Don Postema, Space for God, 27.

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