Spending time with God

When my eldest grandson (who calls me Omi) was eight years old, he surprised me one day by posing the following question: “Omi, do you know why I love coming to your house?” I replied that I had no idea. He responded, “Because I love spending time with you!” His answer touched me deeply, and it kept occupying my thoughts. Isn’t that kind of love the essence of true friendship?

So I asked myself, Am I just as happy about “spending time with” my dearest friend, namely, God? Do I look forward to my time with Him, who knows me and loves me more than any person ever could? I realized that to become conscious of God’s great love for me, from which I can never be separated, I must draw close to Him.

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