Dear Companions and friends,
I am reminded the companionship of Jesus springs, not from obligation or requirement, but from interest.
Jesus is interested in being with me.
That creates a wide pause for me.
Somehow that feels important for me to recognize and ponder.
Offering presence and interaction from obligation and requirement sheds duty-light on relationship. It’s a turning toward because of must or have to. Consequently, I feel my heart turning to take ten paces away from relationship.
Interest sheds new light. Interest says I want to. I choose. Interest speaks of initiative, of response. Interest accents authenticity. A companionship of interest softens my edges and widens my heart. I watch my guard drop a bit more. I find my own heart’s curiosity warmly stirred. I even feel a lightness in my step.
“Jesus, my ever-interested Companion, your love seeps gently. Here is my heart and hand, let us walk together today…with interest.”
So be it.
Grace and love to you in this good day,