Thursday, July 19, 2012

Meeting Jesus In The Park

This story is fictional. None of it happened. Please enjoy...

I was taking a walk one day through a park I had been to many times before. I felt bleh. Everything felt boring to me. Same ole same ole. Nothing was exciting anymore. So I walked though the park and sitting on a park bench was Jesus. I couldn't believe it! I did a double take. He was still there. I rubbed my eyes. He was still there. My jaw dropped. I wasn't expecting to see Jesus on my walk. But there He was sitting on a park bench. I wasn't sure what to do. Should I say hello?? Should I just walk by?? Would He want me to bow or curtsy or lay on the ground before Him?? So I just stood there wondering what to do when He turned and looked at me. He smiled at me and said "Hello Jenny. Out for your walk??" I just nodded. Jesus said "Oh its a fine day for a walk." I then asked "may I sit next to You or is that not ok??" I'm not even sure why I asked that. Jesus replied "yes of course its ok come and sit next to me." So I walked over and sat beside Him and I stared at Him still finding it hard to believe that I could actually see Him sitting there. Finally I said "is it ok if I asked You how You are??" Jesus chuckled "of course that's ok. Why wouldn't
that be ok??" "well.." I replied "its just that in the Bible You said if You were hungry You wouldn't tell us cause everything on earth is Yours. So I just thought maybe You wouldn't tell me if You were mad or sad either cause I can't comfort You or solve Your problems."Jesus nodded "Well it is true the whole earth and everything in it, above it and under it belongs to Me. You may ask Me how I am though as I still may decide on sharing how I feel with you. Yes you are right  you can't solve my problems but you can listen. You must remember that this is a relationship and a relationship is
not rules but freedom and a relationship with Me is true freedom indeed." .. "Ok.. So how are ya Jesus??" Jesus smiled "I am doing well. How are you??" I felt confused "You already know that so why do You ask me how I am??" Jesus replied "our relationship is a process. In this process we talk to each other and listen to each other and spend time with one another. Yes I know how you are but that doesn't mean I still do not want to hear from you how you are and what you are upto. I wanna hear everything.You have a joke I want to hear it. You had bad news I want to hear it. Your angry I want to hear it. You learn something I want to hear it. I want to hear from you everything you think and feel." I sighed "well sorry to disappoint ya Jesus but I have nothing to share with You today. Everything is bleh,dull and boring." Jesus looked a bit offended "everything??" I nodded "ya everything is bleh." Jesus "please open your Bible to Genesis." Me "Oh I didn't bring my Bible with me. Sorry." Jesus replied "I know so I brought it here. Look beside you." I looked and there say my Bible. So I picked it up and turned to Genesis "ok where in Genesis would You like me to read??"Jesus replied "Chapter one verse ten." ... "GOD called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and GOD saw that it was good." ... Jesus then said "ok now please read verse 12" ... "The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and GOD saw that it was good." ... Jesus "please read verse eighteen" ...."And to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness;and GOD saw that it was good." ... Jesus "please read verse twenty-one." ..."GOD created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and GOD saw that it was good." ... Jesus "Please read verse twenty-five." ... "GOD made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and GOD saw that it was good.".... Jesus "so I said that it is good. It doesn't say that it was bleh." ... Me "But You know what I mean though I mean its the same stuff every day. Same ole same ole. Nothing exciting." Jesus replied "Yes I can see your bored but there are plenty of exciting things happening. Its your fault that you are bored." ... "What exciting things are happening and what do You mean its my fault??" ... "Exciting things well animals are giving birth and so are many people, caterpillars are turning into butterflies and even what you call every day things are miracles and you should give more praise and less whining. Yes the sun sets and rises every day but you might not have a tomorrow to see you. You don't know when your time is up no one does except for Me and so you should treat every sunset and sunrise as if it will be the last time you will see it because it just might be. The flowers, trees, bushes, grass are things that I have given you every day to enjoy with the senses that I have given you to enjoy them with. Treat every flower, tree, bush and all the grass as presents from Me to you because that is what they are. Even all the animals are for your enjoyment. I want you to enjoy earth even though you are just passing through here I still wish you to enjoy it." I started to feel very convicted and very sorry and I started to cry and I apologized and asked forgiveness. Jesus put me on His lap and held me and said He forgave me. I looked up at His face "I feel like such a terrible awful person. How do You put up with me?? How do You have patience for me?? I make so many mistakes. Alot of times I make the same ones over and over again. Sometimes I'll fall for excuses in my head that at the time say that something is ok and then later on I'll feel so convicted and it'll just happen over and over again. You deserve so much better then me. I treat You like dirt. I barely even talk to You. My mind drifts off to elsewhere and I think of other things instead of focusing on You. When I do talk to You its either the same basic prayers I say all the time or I'm asking for something. I'm so selfish. I don't deserve You. I feel awful. My Pastor said that You have always thought of me. I find this hard to accept. I'm not that important or special I mean there's alot going on and stuff." Jesus started to frown and His eyes were glassy and He said with His voice trembling "How can you ask such questions?? Don't you know how much I really do love you?? Put up with you... I LOVE YOU!! I yearn for you! I yearn to spend time with you! I yearn to hear from you! I died for you and for this relationship. You are so precious to Me. You are so dear to Me. I know the struggles you have. And those excuses are actually temptations and you need to
learn how to say no and walk away. And I know the struggles you have with your mind and I understand I created your mind the way it is. You just need to learn how to use it like any other tool. How can you say your not that important?? You are important! You are special! You are My creation! You are made in My image! There is no other person like you. No one at all in past, in present or in future that is like you. You are unique. Your Pastor is one hundred percent correct in what he said. I have always thought of you and I continue to always think of you and I will in future always think of you. And no you don't deserve Me but this relationship is My gift to you I died for it and I want you to accept it. No one deserves a relationship with Me. No one has earned it. But I love you so I choose to forgive you and choose to accept you as you are right now. And your not doing as badly with your prayers as you think you are. Think of what you just said to Me and now your listening to Me. That's all prayer is. Prayer is just a fancy word for talking to Me and listening to Me. I want you to always talk to Me as if you can see Me because I'm always there. I won't ever leave you. I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you."  Jesus and I hugged and as He was hugging me He rocked me back and forth for a bit... Then I looked up at Him smiling and He smiled back... The End.