| Click Now to Order
Susan & I were married on a Saturday, the next day I quit my
job. No, I'm not the brightest candle on the cake. Somehow, we made it
financially, but it was tough.
Soon, we'd move to Southern California, where we were both gainfully
employed, but for about a month, we were in financial limbo. It was during
that time, that Susan taught me an important lesson about worship.
She wanted to go see her Mom for the weekend. I didn't see how we could
do it. Our cash reserves were low, I had a few odd jobs scheduled, but
I still didn't have a permanent job. She didn't care. She wanted to go
to see her folks for the weekend.
I figured she had something important to talk to her Mom about, so I
relented. We loaded up the car and took off.
When we arrived, I was sort of the odd man out-I mean, who can come
between a mother and her daughter? I was an observer more than a participant
in the visit. The strange thing was, I never really saw Susan and her Mom
have the "talk" I anticipated them having. They hung out together. They
ran errands together. They prepared meals together. But mostly, they just
On the way back home, I was silent. "What's wrong?" Susan asked. "I'll
tell you what's wrong," I replied. "We spent money we didn't have to make
this trip so you could talk to your Mom, and you never really talked with
her." Susan was quiet for a minute, then said, "I just wanted to be with
her, that's all. Can't you understand that?"
At the time, I couldn't. But today I can. It is that longing to be with
someone that brings me to church each Sunday. Together, we stand in the
presence of a Holy God. Sometimes, we have something to say to Him and
sometimes, He has something to say to us. But whether we talk or not, isn't
the issue, it is that we are "together."
Read the sermon
that corresponds to this devotional.