May 16, 2011
Julian Meditations

April, 2011

The Scent of his Love

by Mike Mason

I AM AWESTRUCK day by day, even moment by moment, at the greatness of the Lord's lovingkindness. I think for me the big surprise has been realizing that the path of peace and holiness is so wonderfully close at hand, so eminently do-able, so easy, so ordinary in a right-under-your-nose sort of way.

It's really what I have longed for all my life -- to be able to relax so profoundly with God, with myself, and with other people. To let go of so much, to be abandoned to nothing but love, and to feel so utterly safe.

I think the word "saved" has been used up, so over-used as to be not much good anymore. The word for our times is "safe"; that's what the sophisticated Western soul craves. Now that I feel safe with Jesus, I'll do anything dangerous for him. I'll march into battle singing, so long as I first catch that characteristic scent of his love.

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