Holy ground, here and now

We can feel God's presence, here and now, because He is always at hand, as close as prayer.

As a child, I was apt to shed my shoes at every available opportunity. Somehow, exploring the fields and woods of the farm where we lived was not the same when a pair of rubber soles stood between me and the ground. I spent so much time without shoes that the feel of newly mowed grass and pine needles beneath my feet is as vivid to me today as it was on the many summer evenings I spent playing outside. I don't even have to remember what it felt like; I just know.

How familiar are we with the spiritual terrain of holy ground—the pure consciousness where the presence and power of God is revealed? Do we stand on this ground "barefoot," like a little child? Has the feel of Spirit left an indelible impression on our thought?

We have probably all found ourselves in situations where we long for someone or something to guide us, to provide for us, or to heal us. Whatever our need, no matter how big or small, God's goodness is sufficient to meet it. That goodness is already right here; we have only to recognize it and feel its tender might completely encompassing us. When we do, we are standing on holy ground.

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"Everything is lost" is never the final word
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