A Special Closeness to God

Me: Y’all look like two peas in a pod.

Prodigal: You could say that again.

This is from Henri Nouwen

It is not a time in which I experience a special closeness to God; it is not a period of serious attentiveness to the divine mysteries. I wish it were! On the contrary, it is full of distractions, inner restlessness, sleepiness, confusion, and boredom. It seldom, if ever, pleases my senses. But the simple fact of being for one hour in the presence of the Lord and of showing him all that I feel, think, sense, and experience, without trying to hide anything, must please him. Somehow, somewhere, I know that he loves me, even though I do not feel the love as I can feel a human embrace, even though I do not hear a voice as I hear human words of consolation, even though I do not see a smile, as I can see in a human face. Still God speaks to me, looks at me, and embraces me there, where I am still unable to notice it.

Isaiah 26:8

In the path of your judgments, O LORD, we wait for you; your name and remembrance are the desire of our soul.

Jennifer Van Allen

www.theprodigalpig.com

www.faithincounseling.org

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