I want to start out tonight by just thanking you for such an incredible outpouring of compassion and love on Monday’s post.
It was definitely one of my more raw ones recently – opening up about the challenges of singleness – (ahem…feeling alone). And I was just so grateful for the kindness you showed.
Quite honestly, I feel as though my life has done a bit of a whirlwind somersault since then. Thankfully, I’m with my family this week for the Fourth of July and for my new twin nephews baptisms! And quite frankly, this vacation with them couldn’t have come at a better time.
Knowing the place my heart was in last week — to go to a full on love fest of family and togetherness really did wonders to my spirit.
You know, it’s funny. Ever since my prayer last week, inviting God to reveal His plans for my life, it’s as though He’s been making Himself known as clear as day.
Coming home to a baptism where I was so tangibly reminded of our renewal in Christ, and receiving His light — it was as though He was like — OK Care, let’s get back to the foundation here. Square One.
Looking into those precious babies eyes and feeling my heart swell to the point of explosion – I was given a tiny glimpse at how God looks at me. As His child. And that really sparked my spirit.
And then being up here at our lake home in Wisconsin, there is such a closeness with God that I feel, surrounded by all of the nature. And in particular, the sunsets. Each one more spectacular than the next. And each one, a love letter, to us, His children.
I mean, how can you see that and not feel loved? It’s such clear evidence that God longs to be with us – He wants us to think about Him – so He gives us this incredible goodnight kiss every night in the sky.
It is amazing.
All this to say, that we need only to open our eyes — to see with eyes of faith — then we will realize that God’s love for us is all around.
In the joy of a child, a hug from a loved one. The brilliance of nature and all its wonder. The beauty of the Church and the sacraments that He left to us, to experience Him in a sacred and tangible way.
We are loved beyond measure.
I hope you all have an absolutely wonderful Fourth. And I pray that we can all experience this weekend through the eyes of faith and see just how loved we really are.
What are you doing for the Fourth of July? Family reunion? Barbecue? Day at the lake?
“This is what the Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.” Ez 37:5
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