He’s lost,” I say, discouraged. “Jeremiah’s lost”
“Don’t ever think that,” my mother says. “He’s not lost. He’s just gone to stay with someone with a bigger tub.”
“Are you sure?” I ask, brightening a little.
(The Shoe Box Bible, by Alan Bradley, McClelland & Stewart Ltd, Toronto, Canada, page 79)
I miss my husband so much, but with God’s help, I’ve released him to the larger tub of Heaven because there he’s found the freedom of fulltime living with Christ.
Who have you lost? Are you still yearning for them? Will you release them to a larger tub?
‘For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate. (Luke 15: 24a, NIV)
The shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good ‘Thank you, Jesus.’
Prayer- Lord, forgive us for hanging on to what we cannot have. Yours in Christ for larger tubs everywhere….Amen.