The Passionate Embrace of God

by | Sep 29, 2017 | Love, Marriage, Relationships | 0 comments

When I gave Jan the first hug of the morning, I pulled
her in extra close. When our faces met, something funny happened. Jan said,
“Look at your glasses. They are all fogged up!” Through my foggy
lens, I smiled and said, “We still have the passion even at 4:30 in the
morning.” We both laughed. I then said something else not for public
consumption and we laughed once again and went about our morning writing

That humorous
experience reaffirmed something I have known for years. You have to be close in
order to be intimate. What takes down a marriage, destroys a friendship or
causes us to believe lies about God’s love is many times the result of not
living in daily intimacy with God. This is a transparent intimacy where nothing
is hidden.

The answers to the most challenging circumstances in your life will not come
because you have everything figured out and know the eventual outcome. These
answers can never bring you peace. The most life-transforming answer to your
questions is an assurance that no matter what happens, you are loved by God.

Pull God close today and maybe the glasses you are using to interpret your life
will fog up enough to blur the details of your situation so that your only
remaining interpretive tool is your ability to feel His embrace. In that
embrace, the answer you seek will come. And sometimes the answer is not an
answer at all. It is simply knowing you are loved and that everything will work
out for the good because you belong to God.


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