In a space where there is no beginning and has no end, where the source of life sustains himself because he is life, this is where we reunite with love. The stars are hung in the canopy of the night sky and the sun blazes in its brilliance, yet he wasn’t done.
From the one who can see all that was, and is to be, still decided to create you and me. With his heart in his hands, he wove the fibers together that make you you, and me me. We were set apart from the rest of creation, made in his image; we each are precious reflections of him. As dirty as our mirrors can get, it’s still there.
You have to look carefully, as there are things that can only be seen from within, but there you will find the God who is longing, longing, to pull you back close to his heart. There is no greater intimacy, no gentler touch, and no one who would have such a joy-explosion like his upon hearing your words that you love him back.
When he knew we would turn from him, misunderstand him, and outright rebel against him, our knight in shining armour made a plan. Without the glam and glitter of shiny new armour, our knight shines with a light not of this world, and a light that will light up your very being. He walked in humble clothes and hung on a cross, but is no less the shining knight we need. Our hero became our saviour to draw us close to the Father’s heart. Close into the intimacy that will envelop your entire heart, mind, and soul.
Because he is love, he loves us no matter how ugly we get, no matter how low we go. When he hung on the cross, he saw it all and went through it anyway. It is why he did it; he knew how so desperately we needed him, even when we didn’t.
There is nothing, absolutely nothing, that can stop his love for his own creation. Except you. Real love, the most beautiful kind, has no force in it. He loves you so much, he gave you a choice. Love flourishes and unites only in free-will. And the invitation is open, waiting for you to accept. He’s waiting for to turn to him and acknowledge that it is him you need. And he will continue wooing you till the end.
And little by little, he will carefully clean your mirror with a tenderness like no other, until slowly your reflection of him shines with his light, finding the freedom of what you were designed to be. The fibers of your being will start to vibrate with life under his touch as now you are plugged back in to your source.
He is the love your heart longs for. Nothing else will completely fulfill it. Nothing else can give us or hold up under what we truly need.
He is the ultimate chaser-of-you, the hero of the story, and the ultimate lover of your soul.
Out of Hiding
by Steffany Gretzinger