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“I have found it very important in my own life to try to let go of my wishes and instead to live in hope. I am finding that when I choose to let go of my sometimes petty and superficial wishes and trust that my life is precious and meaningful in the eyes of God something really new, something beyond my own expectations begins to happen for me. (Finding My Way Home)” – Henri J.M. Nouwen

What is heaven? It is something we can never quite grasp here on earth. Maybe something we can sense or desire, but never something we can fully imagine or understand.

What is God’s love like? It is something that touches us and changes us, something that moves us far beyond what we thought we’re capable of. It is like the wind that comes and goes where it will, gentle and strong at the same time, giving us life.

All our lives, we have dreamed of many things, we have desired many loves. Quite often though, something touches us that we have not expected at all, and we realize that it is this very thing that we have been looking for all along.

Keep your faith then. Believe even though you cannot see. God moves always, and He always moves out of great power and compassion.

You may not know it now, but He is constantly pursuing you, doing every good thing to draw you closer and give you joy. A joy beyond everything you have ever possessed and beyond all things you could ever hope for.

But as it is written, “Things which an eye didn’t see, and an ear didn’t hear, which didn’t enter into the heart of man, these God has prepared for those who love him.” – 1 Corinthians 2, WEB