“Oh, visit the earth, ask her to join the dance!” Psalm 65.8
Looking at life from the other side of the cup is often confusing. The logic and premise with which one looks at life is different, the memories of the past carry new emotions, and the uncertainties are foreign.
Being together as a family was my desire and hope for so long; I never took at look what would happen when everyone finally was together. I knew, with absolute certainty, that there was a hole in my life that only they could fill. I understood my desire to be with them and the longing that continued to grow with each sunrise. The invitation and open door has always been there. In hindsight, I am not sure I ever told them of my hopes and dreams, my longing and incompleteness. Being together confirms my thoughts and analysis. I did miss them. I do enjoy being with them. The hole in my life no longer exists. As I reflect I am making sure they know all this and more.
This morning I discovered another side of the cup. The questions continue. “Are we crowding your space? Are we in the way? Is there something you want to do?” I finally stepped to the other side and saw the quietness of my unspoken invitation. Yes, the welcome flowers make a difference. Yes, the unpacked boxes said something. Yes, the stocked fridge expressed some feeling. Yet, did I say the words? Did I give an invitation?
The questions spill over to my relationship with God. Do I really want Him in my life? Do I really believe in my heart that he will fill a hole that no other one or thing can?
God knows our heart. God knows the subtle signs as we express needs, dreams, and desires. God knows this, yet there is a “but”. Have I invited God to be part of my life? Have I expressed my desire that our relationship be real? Do I want to be dance?
David invited God in, will we?