With His arm around me I’m enveloped in his warmth of love.
He breaks the silence and asks me ‘How are you, my beloved?’. I’m moved to tears that he calls me his beloved and he wraps me in a hug cooing soothing words in my ear.
He says ‘I understand, I am always listening. I know how you feel. How it feels to be left alone, how it feels to be placed in the middle of chaos, how it feels to be hurt and left broken. I was there.’
We just have to be in his presence. To want to be embraced by his love. To accept his graces.
We just have to be. Not do.
So, why do I turn to people, food or things for comfort?
People will leave or die. Food will only satisfy for a moment. Possessions will be lost or broken.
But he is the never ending river of joy. The living water that flows endlessly towards eternity.