A colleague showed this to me at seminary the other week and I couldn't help but share it!
THE COVENANT (the promise)
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 the 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 mine 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.
- Margaret Halaska
Have a blessed spring!