The Giver of Life calls us to Himself to be enfolded in His arms of love–A place of comfort, strength, security, and deep peace and joy.
This is what our soul longs for . . .
This is what was lost in Eden . . .
This is the tree of life . . .
This is the land of milk and honey . . .
This is where the brokenhearted come for healing, the lost to be found, the lame to leap with joy, those in shame for forgiveness, the captives to become free . . This is ALL.
For there is GREAT PLEASURE in the presence of God–
as the sun rises over the horizon . . .as sap runs through a tree . . .
as dew falls upon flowers . . . as waters flow freely into a dry river bed . . .
as beauty calls the heart to MORE . . . as sunlight soaks the pores of plants with chlorophyll . .
as gentle breezes lift the wings of the gull over the sea . . .
as a man and woman experience the ecstasy of union . . .
as the music of a cello floods the air with melodious sounds of the human soul . . .
as in a land flowing with milk and honey . . .
as a human being fully ALIVE! *
This is the power of LOVE THAT CALLS . . . completes the soul with all that is GOOD, with light and hope, with gentleness that whispers, “I am here.” With STRENGTH that helps you leap over walls . . . that softens your heart of stone . . . that opens the iron gate . . . that surprises with joy . . . that moves mountains . . . that stops the flow of blood . . . that speaks to the lost and lonely ones who know in their heads but not their hearts.
This is the power of LOVE . . . Who comes . . . Who lives . . . Who is NOW.
Will you take His hand?
Tell me: Is it well with your soul?
(*St Irenaeus, an early Church father in the 2nd Century said that “glory of God is man fully alive.”)