"I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, because I hear about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints."
~ Philemon 4
How do we know that we are infinitely loved by God when our immediate surroundings keep telling us that we'd better prove our right to exist?
The knowledge of being loved in an unconditional way, before the world presents us with its conditions, cannot be taught.
It is something that comes from above and from within.
It's like looking into a mirror, and going past the initial reflection. It means looking within and seeing God's love manifested in a great way, while making itself known through our words and actions.
When I think of those that live around me, I witness what unconditional love is. When I think of my grandparents, and some of the other saints that taught me so much about the love of God, I witness unconditional love.
We are called to be that witness. A reflection, that announces the truth of God's love and calls us to act in accordance with it.
Be the reflection of God's unconditional love and give thanks!
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2017
Dear Lord, thank you for loving me unconditionally. Amen.
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.