So George and I go way back. Our relationship started back in 1985 when I was still in high school and I would meet up with him every week on the tv series, ER. From there, our relationship continued as I watched him in the hit movies, Ocean’s eleven, twelve, and thirteen. Friends episodes, and some not so memorable movies, I still followed him. I know that he was born in Kentucky and is 5”10,” and I know he has a gorgeous home on Lake Como in Italy.
I have known George a good portion of my teenage/adult life….but do I REALLY know him and more importantly does he KNOW me????
Of course not people, He is a movie star and I am clearly not!!!!
As I contemplated my relationship with the Lord, I wondered how many of us carry on this sort of superficial, knowing-a-lot-of-facts-about God, but-don’t-really-have-a-personal-relationship-with–Him, sort of relationship.
After all, what is the point of me knowing all these facts and statistics about George and his life, if I don’t have an every day, personal interaction with him?
I know God created the heavens and the earth….but do I view myself as one of his creations, made in His image?
I know God empowered David to slay the giant, Goliath, but do I experience this same life-altering power in my own life?
I know God sent His one and only Son to this earth to save me from myself and my sins, but do I have a daily interaction and love relationship with His Son, Jesus Christ?
This is the relationship we were created for….to know Christ intimately and be known by Him. To interact daily with Him, and make Him a part of our every day life, conversing with Him and inviting Him into our day. Knowing our Bible stories and the history of the Church are all good things, but God cares most about our hearts….about opening our hearts, homes and lives to Him.
As for George, I’m still waiting for that invite to Lake Como!!!