Jesus You Are My Density

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The Back to the Future movie trilogy is one of our favorites. Our tribe has watched and re-watched it at least three times. We quote lines like “Great Scott!” We make faces like Doc and we smile every time we hear Huey Lewis & the News on the radio.

By far one of the most quoted lines among our tribe is, “Lorraine, you are my density.”

It comes from a scene in which poor George is terrified at the thought of asking Lorraine to the dance. He fumbles over his scripted invitation but he pushes past his fears (with the literal and figurative help of Marty).

{Pardon the sub-titles…it was the best clip I could find. 🙂 }

It’s his first step in a long and scary journey towards an amazing ending.

I think it’s interesting that his and Lorraine’s destiny started with an invitation.

Invitations can be frightening. No matter which side of the fence we’re on.

Sometimes we offer an invitation and it’s scary.

  • Marry me?
  • Forgive me?

Other times we receive an invitation and that’s hard too. The hard can take various forms.

Maybe we sense an invitation but a “yes” response seems like an in-over-your-head option.

Or perhaps the invitation finds us being nudged to say no. Equally difficult!

Lately I’ve found myself in a “no zone”.

I don’t like it. Not. One. Bit.

But these words have been pinging in my brain.

“The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places…” Psalm 16:6

God has been repeatedly inviting me to establish and honor boundaries in various areas and relationships of my life.

His boundary invitation has been a journey, but just as George McFly had Marty, I’m lucky to have folks that keep me accountable.

And yet even with support, boundary setting can be hard. So much so it can leave me doubting.

Lord, did I hear you right?

He then reminds me that my discomfort has nothing to do with miscommunication on His part. It has more to do with whole-hearted obedience on my part.

He prods my thinking with repeated confirmations in music and messages as the phrase “Thy will be done” surfaces over and over again.

I’m humbled. I close my eyes. I see Jesus, face to ground, tears mixed with blood. Gethsemane. What an invitation indeed.


Full of weight.

Talk about density.

But it was destiny indeed and Christ accepted it. He did it for me and you and for “the joy that was before him.”

I’m praying that every person that reads this will sense the unique invitation God has for them. I’m also praying that each one of us will respond in exactly the way God desires for us. Because He is always rooting for us and He wants the very best for us.

How will we respond?



Thy will be done.

Will you join me as we journey towards our density with Him and the joy He has set before us?

Your (Destiny Bound) DoAhead Friend,


{Thank you Suzie Eller for your lovely word prompt “With every invitation there is a destination.” You never fail to spark the musings of many! Grateful to hook up with you and the #livefree community today.}


  1. I love this, Cindy. You are one of my fav writers!

  2. Lauren Fletcher says:

    Very creative! So much to ponder, as usual! His boundaries are good. His destiny is good! Such a blessing to have good Christian friends journeying together.

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