Hopefully, by now, some of you are actually reading The Shack!
The next item up for discussion was the note from God that Mac found in his mailbox. I have a feeling that if I were Mac the story would have ended here. I am 95% sure I would have thought it was a cruel joke. Why? Because in my previous state of mind, God does not leave notes in mailboxes. I would assume that if He is God, He can come find me or He and I can catch up during "ministry time". And, I certainly would not want to meet Him in a place that causes an indescribable sorrow in my life. C'mon, God. Let's meet in a safer place.
Which makes me ask the question (to you as well as myself)...has God left me any "invitations" to experience His true presence and I've passed up the invitation? Perhaps, because I was suspicious or wounded? What would you do with an invitation from God that goes a little something like this.....
Meet me at a painful reminder of your past.
Imagine what we miss out on by not meeting Him when He invites us. Now, think of the powerful encounter that occurs when we accept that invitation. We get the chance (like Mac) to REALLY know Him.