This is the covenant that I will make with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my instruction within them and engrave them on their hearts. I will be their God and they shall be my people. They will no longer need to teach each other to say, “Know the Lord!” because they will know me from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord, for I will forgive their wrongdoing and never again remember their sins.   Jeremiah 31:33-34

I believe that God loves us so deeply that he entered our hearts. He wanted to be certain that He was accessible to us. He is one with us, the seed of his love is planted in us for all our days. It is there, whether it is perceived or not.  There are times when we are very aware of God’s presence, we are moved, our eyes fill with gratitude. There are other times when we question when the seed of our faith is shaken. It is at these times that a friend or loved one, who is perceptive, can reach out to us.  How great is the Lord, who, knowing our vulnerability as human beings, made his love, his acceptance of us, an integral part of our being.

Albert Schweitzer once said, “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another. Each of us has cause to think, with deep gratitude, of those who have lighted the flame within us.”

Dear Heavenly Father,
We are filled with gratitude for the light and love that you radiate into our lives. Thank you for surrounding us with family and friends who help us to develop as human beings. Help us to see the divine spark in others and to be willing to reach out when we feel we are needed. May our hearts be open to love and to receive your guidance every day.