I am in Fayetteville, Arkansas to give an address and do a book signing. Fayetteville was my home for eight years when I went to college and law school. Wonderful years and tremendous times and friends. The area has changed quite a bit as Wal Mart has taken over the economy, along with other companies like Tyson and J.B. Hunt. Thomas Wolfe wrote we can’t go home again, but I have never felt that way about Arkansas, whether it be LR or Fayetteville. Maybe because these places and the friends who live here are so much of who I am. I think Wolfe was perhaps saying that not so much because the home had changed, but the individual who has gone away has changed. Razorback red flows through my veins and I think George has taken to it as well.
The same is true with our relationship to God. We may think we have moved away from God, abandoned him to a remote part of our world, but he always welcomes us home no matter how far we have gone, much like the father of the Prodigal Son. We may have thought we changed, needed him no longer, gotten smarter and independent, but in truth his spirit is part of every cell and neuron in our body. He is right there with us at all times.
Your friend. Webb