Have you ever read something and thought, “Man, I wish I’d written that!” That’s how I felt when I read my buddy Kay Shostak’s blog post earlier this week. (I blogged about Kay a year ago, oddly enough.) She’s one of my blogging heroes. She challenged herself to post every day for a year over at Tuesdays with Kay… and then she did it. You’ve got to admire that! I asked Kay if I could share her blog post, and she agreed. Read on, y’all. And I sure do wish I’d written this one myself…
Don’t you just love that first moment at night when you lay down in bed? Especially if it’s been a long or hard day? You stretch and your muscles relax into the mattress and everything rests. That is one of my favorite feelings and often as I lay there, beginning to doze, I feel sorry for God.
Well, I don’t feel exactly sorry for him, but I wonder how could he have created something so good, which he never experienced. I mean, God doesn’t get tired, right? God understanding the human body would need sleep–that makes sense. Like a person designing a car understands it will need constant fillings of gas to keep it running. But for God to create this cool thing called sleep and make it so appealing–well, that’s just impressive to me.
And then I start thinking about maybe Jesus was debriefed when he returned to heaven. Did God say, “Alright, so how does it feel to be tired? Or hungry?” Did he press for details on going to sleep and waking up? Wonder what flavors Jesus preferred? You know, salty or sweet? And did he explain how good fresh bread tastes and how it feels in an empty stomach? Or what being clean feels like when you’ve been sweaty and dirty? God doesn’t get dirty, does he?
I know God knows all these things – but was Jesus being in a human body a way for our God to know us even better? I like to think so.
God is just cool, isn’t he?
Like the way Kay thinks? Cruise over to Tuesdays with Kay and read some more!