Something happened to me today that changed everything. Something I sort of knew shook loose from my head and slipped down through and got lodged deep inside my heart.
That something was this. Every single dream, every wish, each random longing, each fleeting fantasy, every daydream, each sadness, every hope, and the sum total of all the angst I feel, have felt, or will ever feel is no more than a simple expression of a singular truth. My heart was meant to love God.
Desire justly recognized, understood, and set free turns like a heat-seeking missile toward God. And in the turning it is transformed until sorrow and joy are stirred and churned and dissolved into a solution of hope and satisfaction and the heart pulls closer.
Trust me on this. Set your pain free. We know deep down that things are not what things were meant to be. We grasp for love because God longs to draw us to Him. We seek solace in food or drink or sex because God means to comfort us with divine compassion. We hunger to be seen, sought after, or respected because God stamped His image on our souls and waits patiently to unveil His glory in us.
I saw God today. I walked with Him. And for a moment it all made sense.