ONLINE CHURCH BULLETIN
Anybody Out There?
As you got up this morning I watched you and hoped you would talk to me even if it was just a few words, asking my opinion or thanking me for something good that happened in your life. But I noticed you were too busy trying to find the right outfit to wear.
I waited again. When you ran around the house getting ready, I knew there would be a few minutes for you to stop and say hello, but you were too busy. At one point you had to wait fifteen minutes with nothing to do but sit in a chair. Then I saw you spring to your feet. I thought you wanted to talk to me, but you ran to your phone and called a friend instead.
I watched as you went to work and I waited patiently all day long. With all your activities I guess you were too busy to say anything to me. I noticed that before lunch you looked around, maybe you felt embarrassed to talk to me and that is why you didn't bow your head. You glanced three or four tables over and noticed some of your friends talking to me briefly before they ate, but you didn't. That's okay. There is still more time left, and I have hope that you will talk to me even yet.
You went home and it seems as if you had lots of things to do. After a few of them were done you turned on the TV. I don't know if I like the TV or not. It seems that it has nothing good to offer, but you spend a lot of time each day in front of it not thinking about anything but the show. I waited patiently again as you watched TV and ate your meal, but again you didn't talk to me. As you did your paperwork I waited again while you did what you had to do.
At bedtime I guess you felt too tired. After you said goodnight to your family you plopped into bed and fell asleep in no time. That's okay because you may not realize that I am always there for you. I've got patience — more than you will ever know. I even want to teach you how to be patient with others as well.
I love you so much that I wait every day for a nod, a prayer, a thought or a heartfelt thank you. It is hard to have a one-sided conversation. Well, you are about to wake up and once again I will wait with nothing but love for you, hoping that today you will give me some time. Have a nice day.