There is very little in this life that is pure. People and relationships are flawed. Many great sunsets occur due to smog and particulates. Water looks great but isn’t. While I have come to accept this reality, when one experiences something pure, it is hard to describe in sensibly. Words such as awesome, amazing, wonderful initially come to mind. The problem is that unless one was there, it is hard to appreciate why these words apply.
I am reeling from the experience of being in the presence of a soul that was willing to share his willingness to be present before Divinity. I realize that I may be stretching other friend’s boundaries. Even as I write I can visualize the faces of men and women that have led me to the Presence, leaving me there in trust that God would do what Divinity must with me. In this case, a stranger was willing to invite me into the Presence where he was resting. There was no effort on his part of do anything but be present before God. In return, I experienced God responding to his willingness.
It is hard to describe except to note that in our different faith, understanding, and life experiences, I found myself presented before God, touched, and changed. It was awesome, amazing, and wonderful – all at the same time! My response internally was “blessed God! His love is the wonder of the world.” (Psalm 31.21)
To Rahul I can only offer my thanks. You offered a priceless gift in the invitation to travel with you into Divinity’s presence. Thank-you for your willingness to open up your heart and soul. I am richer for the experience. Also, thank-you for being willing to talk to me about it. I am reading along with you, discovering the echo of values and priorities that I hold close to my heart.
A stranger I hope I meet again has introduced me to the heart of living with God. Even if we never meet again in this life, I know we will in the life to come.