“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.”
~ John 15:9
This morning I attended a virtual meeting of clergy to discuss how we all seem to be "doing" at this point with the current world.
One of the clergy shared, "We may be distanced physically, but we are connected spiritually."
Distance is teaching us all something about ourselves at this time. I long to be with my friends once again, sitting around a table, sharing in a meal and conversation. I am beginning to realize how God must feel, having children who are distant.
I am realizing during this time that God has been trying to find me, to know me, and to love me.
The question is not “How am I to find God?” but “How am I to let myself be found by God?” The question is not “How am I to know God?” but “How am I to let myself be known by God?” And, finally, the question is not “How am I to love God?” but “How am I to let myself be loved by God?” God is looking into the distance for me, trying to find me, and longing to bring me home.
While we may be distanced from one another at this time, we never lose touch with one another. I'm grateful for a God who continues to bring us together.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2020
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain and ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.