I had a lovely drive home from the airport on Sunday, having found an old CD I forgot I had.
I have always enjoyed Kris Kristofferson's songs.
As I was singing my heart out with Mr K, I was struck with the spiritual parallel I found in this song.
Have a listen.
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It's the story of a man who is very much in love with his wife,
and he decides to build her the most beautiful house of wood and stone.
He didn't want her to lack anything.
Soon, however, building the house became his obsession
and his relationship with his wife deteriorated.
It's a hauntingly beautiful song.
I wondered how often, out of our deep love for God
we find ourselves doing so much for him
that we forget that intimacy comes by spending time with Him.
Let's never become so obsessed with doing for,
that we lose out on being with.