In the movie, My Best Friend’s Wedding, starring Julia Roberts, a conversation between Robert’s platonic pal, George (Rupert Everett) and Julianne (Roberts) suggests that it’s a man’s job to pursue the woman in a dating relationship. The fact that this lecture takes place as Julianne is desperately driving a bread truck she has stolen down Michigan Avenue in pursuit of her best friend while talking on her cell phone to George, makes the conversation that more entertaining:
“Michael’s chasing Kimmy?” (George)
“You’re Chasing Michael?”(George)
“Who is chasing you? Nobody. There’s your answer. Jules, you are not the one.” (George)
Ahh, an honest friend.
But this post isn’t about a man pursing a woman in a dating relationship.
It’s about God’s pursuit of you.
As moms, we do a lot of chasing, pursuing, carrying, lifting and supporting. I am sure you have flopped down on the couch many times and sighed, “I wish someone would carry me!” (to the spa for a massage, right?!) And for single moms, oh just to have someone to help with the load. If you are dating or not dating, maybe your desire is for someone to pursue you. I hope that if you are in a dating season, that God will deliver His very best to you…your own Dermot Mulroney!
Know moms, that today, whatever or whomever you are chasing, there is someone who DOES carry your burdens and who carries you as well. As you chase, as you run, as you sustain your little ones and your responsibilities (at times like a crazy woman driving a bread truck down a busy, city street, believe that God sustains you.) Let God pursue you.
He wants to give you rest.
He wants to give you freedom from your burdens. Hurts. Past mistakes. He wants to give you freely His salvation. He wants to give you joy. Peace. Comfort. He is the true sustainer and lifter of our heads. He is available and doesn’t need chasing, tracking down or pursing. He is at your side, pursuing you and you don’t have to do anything crazy to get His attention, nor prove yourself. There’s no panic or reason to react frantically.
He is the bread.
“I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” Isaiah 46:4