This week I had an amazing moment with God. I was driving home on Sunday night and I suddenly felt overwhelmed, to the point that I began sobbing. I pulled my van over into a parking lot that faced the mountains, and cried before God, begging him to embrace me. I am a "feeler" and I constantly have to remember that my relationship with God is not based on a feeling, but on the truth of His word. There are moments where I desperatly need to be embraced by my Father, where I feel an overwhelming need to "feel" his love, and that is where I was on Sunday.
I cried out to God "Please draw near to me, rip of my masks, rip off my pride, I want to be bare before you Lord, dig into the trenches of my heart and purify me from within, embrace me, I need to feel your embrace Father, I want to sit in your lap and breath you in" In that moment I felt God say to me, "I have you in my arms, you are in the shadows of my wings" and I kid you not...at that moment I looked up and saw the most beautiful sight, I saw an eagle soaring high in the sky and the sun was setting under its wing.
Funny, but somehow in that moment, I knew how much I mattered to God. I knew that I was in the shadow of His wings, and that He had just embraced me through the beauty of His creation. I am curious to know about times that God has embraced you? When was the last time that you allowed Him to embrace you through His creation?