Like Pizza For Dinner

I was reminded yesterday of a Sunday morning when my wife dressed as a biblical character, delivered a monologue to children based on Luke 18, and talked about what it was like to meet Jesus. After she had finished, she had this exchange with one very young child:

Child: "Was it like eating pizza for dinner?"
Jessie: "Was what like eating pizza for dinner?"
Child: "Meeting Jesus. Was it like having pizza for dinner?"
Jessie: "Yes...it was like eating pizza for dinner every night."
Child: "WOW!!!"

This child glimpsed something of the wonder that we can experience in our relationship with Christ. Though he phrased the idea in language that meant something to him as a child, he understood how marvelous the opportunity to know Jesus could be.

We don't have to wonder what it would be like to meet Jesus—we are privileged to have a relationship with him. Yet our relationship with Christ is something that most of us take for granted; we are accustomed to praying to Jesus or worshiping Christ, so it doesn't seem that out of the ordinary.  Yet it really is a wondrous, remarkable thing; the one through whom all things were created (John 1:3) desires a relationship with us so deep that he can say "I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father" (John 15:15).  That's an almost mind-blowing relationship with the creator of the universe!

As you go through your week, don't take your relationship with Jesus for granted. Don't lose sight of how special it is to be able to call the holy creator of the universe a friend. That something to be excited about—and it's almost as exciting as having pizza for dinner!

—Andrew Garnett

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