One of my devotionals today was about leftovers. You know what I am talking about. That leftover food that sometime languishes in the back of the refrigerator that turns into a science experiment.
The writer said that it would speak a lot about her feelings about her friends if she were to serve them leftovers thrown together for a meal instead of preparing something special for them. Of course the analogy was to how we treat God. Do we give Him our best or do we make do and give Him what is left over at the end of the day?
It made me think about that mental picture and I must say that while I understood the meaning of what the writer was writing about I also think that there is another side. If my best friends came over I think they would be fine with leftovers. After all it isn’t really the food that they were probably after but the fellowship. In any close relationship there should be that comfort level where you are accepted for who you are and where you are at in that particular time in life.
Leftovers sometimes are better than the real thing in my humble opinion. Things like lasagna and potato soup always taste better to me when they are reheated. Nothing beats cold leftover fried macaroni and cheese which is a Grandma Bonnie creation that I go to when I need comfort food.
So while I understood the point that the writer was trying to get across I think that I would argue against it and say that God would lovingly accept our leftovers if that is all that we had to offer that day. He just wants a relationship with us and I think that the leftovers may be all that I have to offer Him on some days. Perhaps those leftovers are perfectly fine after all.
Comments for a Cause will be winding down for the month of June. I will be announcing on July 2nd the total donation we will be making to the Corolla Wild Horse Fund due to all of the comments left on the blog during the month. Don’t forget to come back on Monday to see those results and to find out what our July Comments for a Cause recipient will be.