God Wants to Spend Time With You!
Spring 1864 by William McTaggart
It's late spring -- new lambs are in the distance and the girls don't need coats. Spring green is the color of earth's new carpet. The heart of this picture is the two girls. They may be sisters, they may be just friends but they are very comfortable with each other. Although they are lying down they both have their eyes open. One looks into the creek and the other studies a tiny flower. Neither one is talking and yet there is so much communication between them. No words are needed when we are really close to someone. Just being together is enough.
This is a picture about the rest of true friendship and love. These little ladies are completely comfortable with each other -- so comfortable they don't need to talk or do anything. They can just "be" with each other. They are fully satisfied in doing nothing together!
Do you have someone you can just "be" with? Someone that you are comfortable doing "nothing" with? Be very thankful if you have the good fortune of having a dear friend like this. But, if you don't, let me tell you that the Lord Jesus wants to be this kind of friend to you.
The Lord Jesus loves you so much that He gave His life to cover the penalties of your sin. He wants to spend time with you. There will be times when you'll talk together in prayer, but don't be afraid to just "be" together. You're still communicating but on a deeper level.
"A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother." Proverbs 18:24