It’s often something simple that rocks me to the core. An unexpected moment where something touches me in the deep recesses of my inner being in a simple, yet profound and special way. Trying to voice the moment usually makes it feel trite, but it is still a moment when I know that something happened in my spirit, something I may not be able to explain or comprehend, but something I long for, something that gives me the assurance that God loves me, is watching me, and that he has my back. Over the weekend the words of Timothy Rees’ hymn caught me by surprise. “And when human hearts are breaking under sorrows iron rod, then we find that self same aching, deep within the heart of God. God is love, so Love for ever o’er the universe will reign.” This love is predestined, determined and there is not a thing anyone of us can do about it. Wow – we are so lucky. Moment by moment we should readily ask for the courage to fill our lives with this universal promise.
by Melodius Monk