We are never alone

Love is everywhere. God is always with us. We are usually just too caught up in ourselves to be able to see it. But it can be glimpsed in the astonishing colours of nature. In the sun rippling along the ocean like aquatic angels of light. In the crashing of the waves. Birdsong. The soaring of the seagull and the darting of the sparrow. The arching of a rainbow across a charcoal sky.

"If God had wanted to be a big secret, He would not have created babbling brooks and whispering pines." Robert Brault

It can be witnessed in the miracle of life. In the birth of a calf. A foal’s gangly first steps. The hatching of a dozen chicks. A pregnant woman. The infectious chuckle of a baby. Tear-inducing music. Unselfconscious dancing. Art. Language and poetry. Man’s ability to invent, build, heal and love.

Our purpose on this earth is to experience unconditional love. Have any of us truly given or received such love? The answer is yes. God knows everything we have ever done, thought and felt, and he loves us still. How often have I judged, criticised or withheld my love from someone because they haven’t fit into my perception of what lovable should look and behave like? More importantly, how often have I done all of those things to myself?

Life is there to be enjoyed. God is there to be seen. We are never alone. Once we start breathing unconditional love, our world will be filled with lightness of heart, body, spirit and mind.

“Love is a force that connects us to every strand of the universe, an unconditional state that characterizes human nature, a form of knowledge that is always there for us if only we can open ourselves to it.” Emily Hilburn Sell

Images: Author’s own; Pixdaus.com

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