Just a quick thought tonight before Marvin Wilson of Free Spirit stops by again in the morning….
I wasn’t alone. I had others with me. All for the same purpose. All there to do the right thing. All wishing we were somewhere else. Anywhere else. Some were complaining. Some praying. Some saying nothing at all. Me, I was asking “Why am I here? Is there no other way? No other route to show my love?” There wasn’t. This was my calling.
Thankfully, I was simply at the Christmas parade waiting for my daughter to pass by on the float. All that for a two minute photo-op standing along side some rather freezing ungrateful kids diving for candy.
As I stood there feeling right sorry for myself for the sacrifices I have to make for my children that won’t thank me, (the same kids that don’t see my many hours of work until 2am as an act of love) I began to think about Jesus in the forest the night before He gave the utmost of sacrifices. He certainly didn’t want to be there. He was there out of pure love. If there had been another way, He would have gladly accepted it..there wasn’t. But I wonder if it ever crosses His mind, “what was I thinking? All that I gave for those ungrateful kids?” Looking back now, would He have changed His mind? He could have. At any given moment, He could have said “NO”. All that He did was for us. Even when we forget to say thank you.