“God, I love living with you, your house glows with your glory.” Psalm 26.8
I love my wife Cherry. I love her humor, her compassion, her frustration, her joy, her anger, her intensity, and her passion. I love living with her and being around her. I like doing things together or just sitting silently together watching life go by.
I will admit that I do not always think these thoughts. I wish I did. I wish that my issues never became hers and we walked together in harmony forever. Someday I know this wish will be true!
No, nothing happened yesterday or today that brought this statement of love to the surface. Well, something happened but I am not sure what.
When I talk about Cherry my heart slows slightly and it at peace. There are times with Cherry where I show incredible energy and intensity, yet other times I am quiet and still. In both extremes, I know without a doubt that I love Cherry and everything about her.
Yesterday I found myself in God’s presence with my heart slowly slightly and at peace. I found myself living in love.
I love God’s intensity. With it, I know things are real and serious.
I love God’s grace. Sensing grace, I know my place is secure with Cherry and God.
I love God’s presence. It is always there if I open my eyes and listen.
I love God’s anger. His anger covers all aspects of justice, freeing me to focus on my relationships.
I love God’s beauty. His beauty, love, and grace drive my own creativity.
I love our dialogue. God speaks; I listen to learn and act. I speak; God listens to understand and act.
I love God’s game. For once in life we can all win, we all have a chance to be with Him forever!
I admit that I don’t always think these thoughts. I wish I did. I wish my issues never spilled over to God and that we walked in harmony. Someday I know this wish will be true!