When God Taps on My Shoulder.

I feel God tap on my shoulder sometimes. Call Judy.  Have coffee with Denise.  Go visit Ryan and Dina and the kids. Make time for those you love and care about.

I ignore the shoulder tap. Work. Fatigue. Tomorrow is soon enough.

God taps on my shoulder again. And, I hear His voice. This is what matters.  This . . . is . . . what . . . matters.  Love others.  That’s what I intend for your life.

Okay, I think. I know that is what You intend for my life.  But what about work and all I have to do?

I’ll reach out. . . Soon.

And then the blow comes. This time it isn’t a shoulder tap.  But, instead, heart-break.  And, regrets.

Too late. No chance for that cup of tea.  Or laughter. Or hugs. Or catching up on each other’s lives.

No chance to  say thank you for just being you. For being part of my life. Part of my kids’ lives. For making my life better.

Forgive me. Forgive my selfish hours. Priorities misplaced. Excuses for not taking an hour or two just to laugh with you.

Your smile and laughter fade in the distance now. Beyond my reach.

Know that you are loved.

Know that next time God taps me on the shoulder, I will listen because I will hear your voice singing and laughing in the distance.



Posted on January 15, 2011, in Christianity, Faith, family, God, love and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Wow, this is a powerful piece of writing. Thank you so much for sharing… I’m deeply moved and inspired.

  2. Call you sister? 🙂 xoxo

  3. I know this pattern. I’ve lived it. What’s more – Israel lived it – it’s what God did with them for centuries – with the prophets. But they didn’t listen. First them – then you and me. We all need to listen better and quicker. No?

    Thank you for this today.

    God Bless and keep you and all of yours

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