a friend calls
Again this morning I’m reading from The Root of the Righteous. Tozer uses a phrase that catches my eye … “take time to entertain the King.”
Of course, Tozer isn’t referring to a song and dance routine … he is reminding us that we need to spend time with God, be in his company, converse with him …
“The blessed and inviting truth is that God is the most winsome of all beings and in our worship of Him we should find unspeakable pleasure. … The fellowship of God is delightful beyond all telling.”
Robert Frost writes in a short poem:
When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don’t stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven’t hoed,
And shout from where I am, What is it?
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.
When God captures your attention today … maybe in the beauty of the new-fallen snow, maybe in the crispness of chilled air, maybe in the laughter, busyness, or chores of the day … take time for a friendly visit! Discover for yourself the “easy, uninhibited fellowship that is restful and healing to the soul….”