I was reading a blog earlier today and you know how sometimes something just doesn't look right?
So you look at the beautiful pictures of Victorian furniture and refined fanciness at its finest?
And you think...huh? What is wrong with this picture?
And you keep looking.
And there it is!
In amongst the photos of fine wood mantels, and florally drapery with cabbage roses and whatnot, was a rather hideous cartoon of what?
Perhaps a small island with an erupting volcano.
And a cat.
Nothing says swanky, elegant, 200 year old mansion and history popping from every corner like...a volcano and a cat.
Now, mind you, I like my kid's drawings when they were tots, just as much as the next Mom, but, umm, on a blog?
Was this blog discussing the effects of Krakatoa on Polynesian society?
After a while, I went back to the blog, and the volcano cartoon was gone. And it totally saved the look of the blogpost!!
So this brings me to my point.
He doesn't say "come into my presence once you've got it together and are worthy of me".
No, He says "come to me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you..."
A good talking to?
A kick in the butt?
He said "I will give you rest."
Don't cloud the beauty of an offering with something that doesn't belong.
Like the assumption that He isn't listening.
Or the thought that you should take back what you gave Him and help Him out.
Don't give Him something all pretty and fancy, and then stick a volcano in the middle.
If things are on the altar, and you are asking His blessing, delete the volcano and get the junk out of the way.