My heart is overflowing.
I want to credit my blessings to something wise that I have done.
Or to the wonderful protection that I was offered as a young girl.
Or even trace it back to that early age when I first heard the Lord speak to me.
But I can't.
I can't claim any of those reasons as I sit in His presence.
Because I know what love looks like and feels like.
And this is love all right.
This could be nothing else.
It's not a reward for doing well.
I've had those.
It's not an effect from a great cause.
I've experienced that.
It's not arriving at a destination from using Holy Spirit GPS.
(That is, by the way, 100% reliable.)
This life of mine:
This pair of parents,
And that whole lot of extended family,
Proves that I am loved by God.
Yes, I know I am loved!
This is what love looks like and feels like.
"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us,
that we should be called the children of God!
And that is what we are!"
I John 3:1