What an amazing thought! God looking upon us with love. That look of wonder, tenderness, pride, radiant pure love is directed at us, each one of us. The God who created us, and saw that the creation ‘was good’, looks at each one of us with love. I invite you to close your eyes for a moment and just imagine being bathed in that divine love, touching you like warm sunshine. Feel that warmth reaching all the way inside of you, lighting your inner most self. Imagine it caressing your spirit and filling your heart. It even penetrates those aspects of ourselves that we do not like, or hide from, or are ashamed of. As we let the love of God flow into us, we become channels for it to flow out to others.
Couples argue, children and parents fight, and yet that look of love remains and shows itself in moments throughout life. Our relationship with God is like that too. We may be angry with God, or do things that cause us to turn away from living in God’s fullness. We may sometimes feel that God has abandoned us, or stopped listening to our prayers. Yet, the love that God has for us remains. God continues to look at us with love, even when sometimes we can’t feel it, or don’t believe it. This week I invite you to be still in those idle moments of life – whilst you are waiting for the kettle to boil or for the computer to close down. In that moment, just close your eyes and say to yourself “God is looking at me with love.” Imagine the warmth of that love filling your body. You may want to try it if the day is tough or frustrating and you just need to take a break. Take a moment to be ‘at home with God’ and feel that divine love touching your tense muscles and frayed nerves. When we are prepared to let the love of God in, it will be easier for us to love ourselves and radiate the love of God out to others.
God is looking at you with love. Right now.