Do you ever have those moments where you’re reading the bible and suddenly everything and nothing makes sense all at the same time? You know those moments. The ones where the scripture seems to float off the page. Where your heart lurches forward, and in a single moment things are just different and a part of you knows you’ll never look at the world in the same way ever again.
The quiet moments where God, without prompting, whispers something new and exciting to your heart.
I love those moments. Experiencing them, and then hearing about other peoples experiences, bring me so much joy. So, I’m going to share one of those moments I experienced a little while ago with you now.
It was a simple afternoon in February, 2022. I’d just experienced some majorly tragic life events. I wasn’t asking God to speak to them, I wasn’t desperately crying out to hear His thoughts on the matter. I was just sort of numb, sitting in our half-library half living room, no one else in the house, reading the word. Reading for religion, rather than relationship sake.
And that’s when I read Genesis 2:23.
Genesis 2:23 (NLT) “At last!” the man exclaimed. “This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh! She will be called ‘woman,’ because she was taken from ‘man.’
And those words struck me. At last…
At last, the man exclaimed, for he had found the connection he’d been looking for. At last, he exclaimed, because after searching and toiling, there before him a human being like him. Made from the very bone in his body. On a cellular level, they were the same.
But those words… At last.
They stuck out from the page and brought a feeling in my chest I still don’t quite know how to explain.
We see similar moments like this through the word. When one finds another person, and the connection is beyond expression. Like when David and Jonathan first met.
1 Samuel 18:1(NLT) After David had finished talking with Saul, he met Jonathan, the king’s son. There was an immediate bond between them, for Jonathan loved David.
At last… the very most inner part of their being cried out. Their hearts jumped and there, inside, a deep connection appeared. And it made me wonder.
I wonder how widely God grins when we experience that deep level of connection and intimacy with each other. When we’re truly vulnerable with one another. When we look at each other and the hidden parts of our souls whisper those words. At last, I have found you…
And then I wondered if that isn’t God’s heart in us. When we find Him, seek Him, connect with Him. When we finally open ourselves up to His will and His word… Perhaps God is grinning, and whispering those same words to us.
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