"You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."
~ Jeremiah 29:13
The acceptance and understanding of unconditional love can and does have so many effects upon each of us and those persons in our lives.
While I realize that the church is the first place that many of us think of when it comes to developing a deeper relationship with God, that relationship actually begins within each of us as being bearers of Christ's living presence in the world today.
One of my favorite songs is, "Seek ye First." It's simple melody prompts harmony when sung, and when sung in any size group, I often discover Christ.
Identifying Christ can be done in so many ways. Within the walls of beautiful cathedrals, and among the outstretched arms of forest canopies. Within the tiny ripple of a stream, and among cheering baseball fans. In the words shared in the Psalms, and in waiting rooms where a doctor shares the results of a surgery.
While we seek Christ in the church, finding Christ in one another is what gives presence of that love for others.
As the Divine and dust merged through God's breath of creation, so it is with the creation and the world when the love of Christ is shared with others. We are the fruitful presence of that love to the world, who seems to be seeking all kinds of things.
When we are present, allowing the love of Christ to dwell and live in us, then we make that journey for others easier. In their seeking they will soon find the love they seek!
In a thought process shared by Gandhi, "Be the change you wish to see," we must, "love as Christ in order to be the change the world needs!"
Love one another, because you are loved!
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2017
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain and ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.