Friday, April 9, 2010
If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck ...
Today one of my friends on Twitter posted the following tweet:
"I find that ducks’ opinion of me is greatly influenced by whether or not I have bread."
If you've ever seen ducks at a park, they come running toward human beings in hope they've brought some bread crumbs. They can be very approachable and engaging if you have something to feed them. BUT, if you don't, they quickly wander off, preferring instead to swim in the pond or otherwise do their own thing. They lose interest if there isn't any bread.
I loved the tweet because it immediately made me think of how some Christians respond to Christ. We run to God when He has blessings for us, but we quickly lose interest when He isn't bringing some goodies.
Yet, what do we bring to God? Why is it that we so often expect God to show up with a bundle of blessings for us? After all, who owes who?
We expect God to provide relationships that last and enrich, work that fulfills and prospers us, problem-free children, a constantly full pantry, a middle-class bank account, perfect traffic flow during rush hour, and health that gives long life and a pleasant death in our sleep when we're the oldest citizen in our town.
But again, what do we bring God?