‘“Teacher, which command in the law is the greatest? ” He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command.’
(Matthew 22:36-38 HCSB)
Yesterday, Dale and I attended a funeral of his uncle. God is peculiar with His surprises sometimes. We went to honor his uncle, yet Dale’s mom’s sisters were there, and their arms gave hugs that were so familiar – as if his momma’s arms were reaching from heaven straight into our hearts. He commented on the familiarity … two of the three sisters look like his mom, they move like her, they share her gentle nature … we went with the intent of being a resource of strength and encouragement to his aunt and cousins. As it turned out, we received a wildly-gentle blessing…a hug from his momma. That is SO profoundly God.
People may ask for evidence of the Holy. They want proof of the existence of His Spirit. As believers, you and I are the evidence. Our experiences of Him within and without are the proofs. Our thousands and millions of encounters with Him …within our heart,
our psyches …
our night dreams, and
our day thoughts, through
our yearnings, and
through the gentle touch or stark correction of another, these are the verifications.
The fact that you and I hunger in His absence, that we look for and long for Him when we are separated from Him … these are the manifestations that He has imprinted on our hearts to be His.
To whom will you be His proof today? Someone is hungry to see evidence of the Almighty, and if they don’t see Christ in you and me, where will they ever find Him?
(Eee-gad. I am really missing Dale’s mom, my boy’s precious Nanny this morning.)