Today the heart of God is an open wound of love.
He aches over our distance and preoccupation.
He mourns that we do not draw near to him.
He grieves that we have forgotten him.
He weeps over our obsession with muchness and manyness.
He longs for our presence...
For too long we have been in a far country:
a country of noise and hurry and crowds,
a country of climb and push and shove,
a country of frustration and fear and intimidation.
And he welcomes us home:
home to serenity and peace and joy,
home to friendship and fellowship and openness,
home to intimacy and acceptance and affirmation.
--Richard Foster, Prayer
Lucy, whose blog I follow thanks to the wonder of RSS feeds and Google Reader, shared this on her blog today. I loved it so much I wanted to share it with those of you who read my blog (or who might, for some reason we may not be able to understand, read this particular blog at least).