My 13 year old whipped this out in less than an hour in response to a requirement by the homeschool tutoring/teaching ministry that has been newly instituted. I was amazed. And thrilled.
I have to say that, given only a few sentences, I would describe my relationship with Jesus as follows: Life, like a rushing stream, sweeps by, eager, oh so eager, to push me to the falls, and rocks and poles thrash along the stream. I see fools clinging for life on those rocks and polls and fallen branches, where I know they will only latch to sand and hold to another thing falling, I am not too unnerved, because I see my rock and I hope and pray to grasp it, because on it I see the safe, and the held, the weary and the worn, indeed my rock seems not a rock, but an isle, and not an isle but a nation. My rock is my eldest brother and mentor Yesuah, for he has made for us a rock out of himself, even though he knows how to swim against even so great a tide.
My Abba, who is and who was and who, I pray, always will be the one who guides me in my dark places, gives me knowledge of things beyond human understanding with merely a glimpse in this plain form. I may well weep at the end when I see others judged guilty and sent to their due punishment. (I will make no guarantee of any such thing as I am neither a prophet nor a man gifted with wisdom nor a man so arrogant as to make plan for the coming days.)
A relationship with Jesus is a companionship, in a sense, because it is not meant to be used alone; you cannot do it alone. Companionship means a relationship between individuals that is characterized by assistance, approval, and support. I have already stated how Jesus helps me and as for approval, I approve of him. I am not sure the feeling is always mutual. I talk about what I like and I like Jesus, so I talk about Jesus to show my approval of him. Jesus supports me on a base emotional level; there is not any one time I can point to, but he always supports me. I cannot support Jesus because I am human and therefore cannot support a being that is both infinitely powerful and infinitely wise, though to the extent that support means encouraging I suppose that would mean worship and worshipâ€™s purpose is to show God that we are still there and we still care and we are still listening, and I do worship him.
I really consider writing primitive actually, inadequate to describe any relationship, let alone a relationship with Abba and Yesuah (God and Jesus. Abba means Father in Hebrew and Yesuah is the Hebrew original of the Greek word for Jesus’ name. The term â€œGodâ€ seems too impersonal for my taste and I feel bad for botching someone else’s name, especially my eldest brother and mentor).
(Yes, I know that it is usually spelled Yeshua, but it’s his work, so….)