I am known for not charging my batteries. My phone dies, my iPod dies, I forget to put gas in my car regularly. I have in my purse at all times a spare charger for my phone and have used it in the most unusual places. People who know me well just roll with the punches, because this is one of my personality quirks.
My relationship with Christ depends on my being plugged into the Bible. I have plunged in deep, I have pulled back hard depending on where my emotions lay. I have memorized verses, listened to audio versions before bed and gone to weekly Bible studies all in an effort to recharge the relationship. My many devices have battery meters on them with a warning telling me when to recharge. My relationship with Christ does not have this convenient feature.
I have attended churches and made fast friends and shallow acquaintanceship. I have stayed in attendance in the church till I unplugged my battery. It didn’t happen all at once. One Sunday here, missed Bible study there. But I am not like the mobile units I carry. I need recharging far more often than my many pocket devices. I realize I am very much unplugged from a very real source of power. I did this on my own. I did not watch my battery meter, I ignored my beeping of the alarm till finally one day I realized all I heard was silence.
God is faithful. We are not. We can not promise to ever be faithful because that is a promise we will break the very next minute. God is faithful and when we plug ourselves back into the outlet? Angels rejoice.
“Luke 15:10 In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”