Humidity registers at 100 percent on a New York State mountain on the dawn after thunder-storms broke the late night sky. Stickier than freshly-coated honey buns, we march through the forest with very little stopping along the way and with much huffing and puffing we finally reach the summit.
Normally from this rocky mountainside you can see for miles and miles and on a clear day catch a slight glimpse of New York City but not today.
Today the mist is so thick, maybe we can see 200 feet beyond the cliff in the pure steam-filled skies as if the lake below is an overflowing boiling pot of water that blew its cover.
Today, I cannot see the city but I do KNOW tall buildings are reaching for the sky this very moment. With amazing awe, I have experienced the breath-taking view from this vantage point on a number of occasions and I promise you NYC is still there.
But I can not see it. How do I know it is actually there? Well…sometimes we can see things and some days we can not.
On days you can not see it does not mean the facts have changed, as mentioned, we know the city still stands tall across the cloudy skies. It is still there.
I relate this to love in some degree. We may not always see it but it is still there. Some days your loved ones may not actively display loving actions or thoughts but that does not mean the love is not there, maybe you simply can not see it today because of a recent storm and on others days your heart swells up bigger than a canyon in Arizona.
That is how it is with God’s love. Some days His love manifests itself so powerfully, the joyful experience offers more peace in five minutes than one may get in three full days of peace, love, and music in Woodstock, NY.
On others days maybe it can not be seen but it is still there. He promises us throughout the scriptures and He showed His love to the world via a sacrifice (to end all sacrifices) so we can experience His love.
God’s love is always there. His written Word (The Bible) says seek me and you will find me and God is love. My take on that is seek God and you will find love. I know I did, Praise the Good Lord!
For me, I would not want to take this journey any other way than finding true-love. A love that never ends and never fails and as I just noticed on my shirt in the enclosed picture, a love that lasts Forever and Forever is a long time. Amen!!