"For where your heart is, there also will be your treasure."
~ Psalm 6:21
Years ago someone shared with me, "When you think about your relationship with God, do you say that God is in my heart, or are you in the heart of God?"
So much of the time we get hung up on the need to claim that God is within our heart. For some, it is the marked sign that a person is a Christian. What we forget is that each of us already reside within the heart of God.
God has known us, watched us, and loved us, even while we were still being shaped in the womb of our mother. That love endures for all time. For us, recognizing that love helps us to draw nearer to our Creator, can cause that love to grow into a deeper relationship.
Thomas Merton years ago wrote about getting off a bus in downtown Louisville, Kentucky and suddenly saw everyone as his brother and sister and that he "loved each one."
Imagine how different our lives would be if we suddenly could love one another as God does?
Knowing that I am within the heart of God helps me to know truly how much God loves each of us.
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 at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.