The other night, I was talking to God and telling Him how much I miss Him. Sometimes we go through dry spells in our Christian walk where God feels distant and His words to us become like precious drops of water in a severe drought. And it may not even be because sin has broken our fellowship–I’m a mother as well as a writer, and I know firsthand how family life can wear you down into a walking ball of anxiety. Plus, I’ve been trying to finish a manuscript rewrite, and the nature of the writing game is immersive focus.
My quiet time has suffered.
So last night, as I talked to the Lord about how I want to be closer to Him and hear His voice, and enjoy His presence, and how frustrated I am at my futile attempts to make it happen, a picture of the movie Wall-E flashed through my mind.
God had the best sense of humor, I’m telling ya.
I’m a mom, so yes, cartoons are frequently in my line of sight, but I haven’t seen the movie Wall-E in years, and my kids aren’t huge fans. So when I got this picture in my head–completely out of the blue–I just knew it was a hug from God. I know, I know–Disney and Pixar are of the devil, but in my experience, God does use culture we can relate to when He talks to us. One day a while back, He gave me “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Risk Astley, which was really funny, because God knows how much I dislike 80’s music.
So, anyway, Wall-E.
The scene that flashed through my mind was when Eve goes into hibernation mode, and Wall-E gives her shelter and carts her around, spending time with her even though she’s unresponsive. Isn’t that such a wonderful picture of how God sticks beside us, even though we can’t feel His presence? It blessed me so much, I just had to share in hopes it would bless someone else. Have a great weekend! (I really should pop over here more often to say hello.)