Unplugging From God
Last night I felt too hot to be comfortable so I got up in the middle of the night and opened the window, letting in some much-needed cool air. My wife awoke to my rustling and warned me that it wasn’t a good idea as it would get extremely cold in the room. I didn’t listen.
It didn’t take long for my wife’s words to prove prophetic. I tried to hide under the blanket and the sheet to get warm. The thought of getting up and closing the window crossed my mind but the idea of getting out from the covers was not appealing. My face was cold and so were my fingers and toes but I couldn’t risk a total body chill so I chose to stew in my own stupidity.
While I lay there fighting against the smart thing to do, which would have been to get up and close the window, I thought to myself that what I did was like unplugging a heater that was keeping a room warm. Then I drew a parallel. Unplugging the heater was like unplugging from God. We are warm when we are plugged into him but sometimes we feel like it is not comfortable enough. We want it our way. So we unplug. We live with the consequences of unplugging, coldness, distant, lost…We try to cope by seeking comfort elsewhere or by other quick-fix means other than just re-plugging in, even though our families and friends urge us to just plug back in.
Stay warm, stay plugged in.