So today Jane and I both worked a half day and then drove 250 miles one way to Denton, TX to see our son Peter's college choir concert. We took him to Texas Roadhouse for dinner before the concert and grabbed some ice cream at Beth Marie's afterward. Tonight we will sleep on a blow up mattress at our son and daughter in laws home. Tomorrow, we will meet our son for a late breakfast then drive back to The Woodlands, to work another half day till around 9:00 pm.
That really isn't a very practical trip.
It wasn't meant to be.
This trip wasn't planned around our comfort or convenience. It was planned because we love our son. And we want him to know that he is a priority in our lives. The trip was physically tiring and a little costly, but that didn't matter. All that mattered was seeing our son.
Love can be costly.
Jesus Anointed at Bethany
6 While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper, 7 a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.
8 When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. 9 “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”
10 Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. 11 The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me. 12 When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. 13 I tell you the truth, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”
If it doesn't cost us something, it isn't really love.
Christmas is coming soon. (I know because I saw the egg nog in the dairy section)
Christmas is about extravagant love.
16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Now that is extravagant!!!