Jesus, Give Me You Always

2015-5-2

My sweet mom ran to the grocery store for me while she was here last weekend and came back with these. She knows just how to brighten a dreary room. Love you always, mom.

Here is what I am really wanting to write:

“This year really sucked.”

Instead, I am pressing in.

That post may come.

Because really, this year was one for the books.
A year of change in many ways.

But today, well, tonight.
Because that’s when the fears always strike —

“Jesus, give me you always.”

After Jesus fed the 5,000 (and walked on water) he was talking with his disciples, irked with misguided motives. (John 6:22-40)

They wanted the sustainment, he wanted to give them the Sustainer.

His disciples ask, “What must we do to be doing the works of God?”
(Side note:  Recently, this has been my exact question.)

Jesus’ response?

“For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

Then?

They said, “Sir, give us this bread always.”

Jesus, give me you always.

And guys, his gifts are good!

I think of my husband, family, friends, house.
His constant provision for our daily needs.

But let me not be enthralled with his gifts, but with his presence.
With his nearness.

Jesus, give me you always.

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