When our grandchildren were visiting the evenings were reserved for games; a wonderful way to enjoy each other’s company. I had found a box of cards in the hall closet…UNO. The 12 year old knew the game well, but the 5 year old had never played before.
It’s rather simple. The point is to get rid of all of your cards. When you have just one left, you are to yell out UNO…if you forget to do so you must draw 4 more.
The five year old was catching on; he loved playing the cards that made the next player have to draw more. Soon he was down to one card. Anticipating him to yell out UNO, we were surprised when at the top of his lungs he screamed AMIGO.
We laughed so hard. He had the right language, just the wrong word. But what a great choice…to yell out friend.
In the game of life, when I am down to my last “card” I have needed to yell out “AMIGO”…to call out to God, my friend. Yet many times He is the last one I go to for counsel. I will call friends, talk to my husband, read a self-help book, search the Internet…all before going to The Lord.
The Lord is the friend of those who obey Him… Psalm 25:14 (GNT)
Do you think of God as your friend?
Reflect on your relationship wih your best friend here on earth. How you can talk to them about anything…that they are the first person you think of when you want to share good news and whose support you need when the game has gone all wrong. The person you first call.
Does this describe your relationship with God?
Proverbs 27 tells us that The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.
The next time you’re down to your last card, yell out AMIGO to our Savior…He will give you good counsel.
Is God your #UNO AMIGO?
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