The soft winds draw us and the fragrance of new blossoms gently beckon us to come. To leave the hurried pace of life - to just come, and to just be. Who we were made to be. To live without stress in these complicated days. To be drawn to rest. To be loved.
"For God so loved the world ... "
(from John 3:16)
Were we created for this? For this Love? This Love that Mary had discovered?
"There is only one thing worth being concerned about.
Mary has discovered it,
and it will not be taken away from her."
How do we find ourselves off course so easily and so often? Pulled away from First Love. Focusing instead on the "doing". For when we focus on the "being" and on the "loving", the "doing" will be the fruit. Fruit that naturally ripens to bless those around us. Spreading the fragrance of First Love; drawing others to this Love.
"The chief end of man
is to glorify God
by enjoying Him forever."
(John Piper, Desiring God)
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