Wednesday, May 30, 2007

With Whom Do You Spend Your Time?

Last night, my husband made the mistake of sharing peanut butter with baby Will. I was in the floor playing and Will walked up to me and planted several kisses on my cheek. Shortly thereafter, it was time for me to head back to the tv station to prepare for the 10pm newscast. I noticed my co-workers were looking closely at my face but I didn't think anything of it. While I was in the dressing room touching up my makeup, I noticed what they had been staring at--I had peanut butter on my face! It was obvious Will had been kissing on me again. My co-workers are usually quick to point out when I have dirty hand spots on my clothes, a Kool-aid spot on my shirt, or some left-over Pop Tart on my pants leg from the little one. Its obvious I'm a mother.

I love the story of Moses' encounter with God in Exodus 34:29. Moses had gone up to Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments. When Aaron and the Israelites saw Moses, the Bible says "his face was radiant." Ever been around people who made you feel uplifted when you were around them? Have you been around people who were so negative you felt horrible after you left their presence? I know I have.

As Christians, we are to project the goodness of God in all His glory. When we spend time with Him, it becomes evident to those around us. When we don't spend time with God, it too is clear to those we encounter.

Peanut Butter kisses or not, I want it to be evident to those around me who I spend time with. I don't want people to walk away from a conversation with me and wonder if Jesus lives in me.

1 comment:

Drewe Llyn said...

I love this analogy of how we are marked by those we spend time with, either with peanut butter or grace.

Have a great day!