Friday, June 15, 2012

Where are all my people??...

When our middle child turned 4, we had invited a bunch of his friends from Sunday School to his birthday party.

On that day, every single one of them was late, and he ran from the front window to the back window, face pressed against the glass, waiting and looking, and at each window he said 'where are my people?'...'where are all my people?'...

There is always a way to get a message out of life's situations. This one was clear. I can almost picture God as He looks at us, and goes from window to window to see where His children are.

I wonder if God says that to Himself sometimes... 'where are all my people?'

And even worse... I find myself being late to His party many times. His party is free, it provides everything a child could ever hope for, and yet... I am often late. The table is set, the party has begun, but I am out there doing my own thing and running late...

He waits for us.

One more time I have to say it...

Amazing Grace.



photo is courtesy of Google, but it looks just like him!

17 comments:

Debbie said...

I breaks my heart when I think of the times that he waited patiently for me to show up to His party. As you said, thank God for His amazing grace.

Vee said...

And how happy was he when his people started showing up? That must have been a fun thing to see!

Felisol said...

We all went astray, like sheep.
I thank for the good shepherd taking trouble to gather and save a wretch like me.
grace upon grace, as my mother still puts it.- We spoke over the topic yesterday.

Crown of Beauty said...

In patience God waits for me to heed His invitation.

What a privilege to be called and invited by none other than the King of Kings.

Yes, Amazing Grace indeed.

Blessings,
Lidia

mylittlecottage said...

nice post thanks for sharing...blessings

Debbie said...

I love the analogies you find. This is such a good one. He waits soo patiently for us doesn't He? Enjoy your week-end! HUGS

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

For sure, His grace is so amazing and so undeserving. What a lovely, soul stirring entry. I have to remind myself often to "be still and know that He is God." We got at such "break neck" speeds through the day and I know He sits and wonders where His people are and what they are doing. AGain, thanks!

Saleslady371 said...

I do not want to be late for the party and certainly do not want to miss it! Praying to hear His voice on the first command.

Sassy Granny ... said...

Wow. Powerful words. Powerful lesson.

I know I'm tardy or MIA often. Why is that? I dare say I forget how much I enjoy His doings because, once engaged, I wonder what took me so long.

Yes, amazing grace!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Amen...this reminds me of a post I did a long time ago about coming to the party without a gift...how He prepares for us and we come without anything to give, but to just take...thanks for this precious reminder!!!
Hugs!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh Sonja, this touched my heart! What a profound thought!
Oh, Father I am so sorry when I am late!
You have blessed my evening!
I ask God to bless yours!

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I would love you to share this. Post goes live Wednesday evening at 8:00.

Melanie Dorsey said...

What a touching and sweet analogy.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

God was running pretty hard this past Sunday, from window to window, wondering where all his people were. Again, I was disappointed with our church attendance, hoping that we'd snag a few visitors from our VBS. But I was there, and so was my family and a few others . . . God's people, waiting on him, waiting on others to join us in this journey of grace. Tonight I'll say some extra prayers for God's people and for all of those who've yet to know that they are, indeed, a people dearly loved.

Blessings, sister.

~elaine

myletterstoemily said...

this is SO great! "running from window
to window." i certainly have done that!

and how fun that we both wrote about
our middle kids?

Just a little something from Judy said...

I am so thankful that God totally understands my heart and thoughts. The longer I grow in my Christian life, the more aware I am being made of His total Amazing Grace with me and the person I am...slow learner and all. When I am slow to respond or do not respond at all to His direction, He patiently and mercifully leads me back in the direction He wants me to go. I am so thankful for His perfect parental skills with me. I am also thankful for you Sonja, and the way God uses you to inspire me.

Debbie said...

I am so thankful for His mercy, grace and patience. How often has the Lord waited on me? May I be quick to listen and quick to obey. Always such good illustrations and reminders for us Sonja.

Love,
Debbie

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Sonja - Another excellent reminder. Where are we indeed?

Have a fine weekend.