We have been quiet together, God and I.
This morning the wind bends through the trees and temperatures steadily drop and snow sleeps on the sloping hills and I breathe in and out surrounded by all this white. I have been stretching time thin—so many demands, so many deadlines. It makes me feel old—this tireless pounding of life.
And so during our time together, I sink into the strength of his Divine embrace and become young again. I feel my pulse slow, my heart hum steady. This is not something I do; it simply comes when we sit together. When I look out with the eyes of my heart and see him here beside me, inside of me, holding me—a part of my very being.
And though the weather keeps me inside and my body is still healing, I understand this thing that Paul says in 2 Corinthians 4:16:
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Renewed day by day. This is what I’ve been feeling as I hunker down in the cold and snow with God as my glad companion. Renewed. The closer I draw to God the more I become myself—who I am meant to be. This is the secret of eternal youth—fix the eyes on the unseen.
And try to stay warm.
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