There are times we move through life with our hearts on our sleeves. Wide open to receive God’s amazing love. Moved to listen and understand, we are part of the vast family of the children of God. We offer prayers of gratitude for belonging. We reach out to our sisters and brothers in loving communion.
With our hearts on our sleeves… we sing, we laugh, and we love.
There are times that our hearts curl inward. Nestled deep within our souls. We enter into a period of searching and deep contemplation. Our hearts are wrapped in mystery. We long to hear God’s whisper. We know there is something God wants to teach us and we cling to the quiet so we may uncover His truth.
With our hearts drawn in… we listen, we pray, and we learn.
And still other times our hearts just sink. We are lost in the fragments of a broken world. Hope eludes us and despair overwhelms us. We cannot imagine a world in which God is present and working for good. Our rational minds tell us that God is out there, but with plummeting hearts we cannot see Him.
With our hearts in the depths… we doubt, we cry, and we ache.
If our hearts are going to sink, let them sink into God. Not an out-of-control free fall, but a falling in faith. This act of surrender will bring us closer to God than ever before. We give up our pain, our flaws, and our doubts, confident that God is strong enough to bear it all. The further we allow ourselves to fall, the higher God will lift us up.
If our hearts are going to sink… let them sink into God.