I read this quote in a book that I’m studying several weeks ago and it has stayed with me ever since.
“This message — I am someone God so loves — is a message we’re likely to hear from God in contemplation…God is so anxious to tell us this that the only time God is pictured in a hurry in Scripture is when the father ran down the trail to the prodigal son, ‘threw his arms around him and kissed him.'” (Jan Johnson).
So – it’s made me think about all the times I’m in a hurry – what are the reasons? To please others? because I’m trying to do too much? Or because I’m so anxious to show love to someone…? And then I wonder what messages God has been trying to tell me but I haven’t slowed down enough to listen… I want to keep listening. Pretty neat to think of God in a hurry once in a while when it comes to showing us His love.