As I started to read my devotional today about fear and trust, I sensed that Jesus Himself was sitting beside me, facing me. He was holding my hand and I was holding His. I was gripping His. Holding on for dear life it seemed. He leaned into me and
I looked into His eyes. They were saturated with a profound love. I could barely stand to be in His presence. His presence was so intense. The air around us was both charged and peaceful. He held the moment there with us defying the power of time. We sat there
savoring that gift. I looked at Him. I looked into His eyes again. The deep, consuming love displayed there was more than I could bare. Then He reached across to me in the slowest manner and placed His other hand on our hands and held us there in the middle
of this glory. I looked down at our hands and realized there was my little fragile hand between the Master’s. The one and only God of all that is was holding my hand. I had one hand there, He had two. This told me He always offers over and beyond anything
ever asked or required of Him; He offers all. I had not even thought of offering my other hand but it did not seem to matter to Him; I had not offered the first either. He came to me - my hand to touch. He came to me my heart to touch. He came to me as I had
begun to read. He came to me in His powerful presence to show me that, yes, He still loves me and always will love me. I finally had to look away as tears flooded down my face. To be in the presence of God is an awesome and powerful thing and can humbly bring
us to our knees. As I thought about what had just happened He slowly began to fade away. I started to say goodbye but before I could verbalize that I realized there was no need to say goodbye to Him. He was not leaving me. He would always be with me and every
bit as strongly as He just was. He would be there whether I noticed Him or not. It was I, and I alone, who during every single moment of the rest of my life would not always be noticing HIS presence. There are no goodbyes. Our relationship is continuous on
His part; on my part it is to never say goodbye.
After I completed my devotional I continued on to read the given scripture for the day.
Fear not, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed. I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help
you; I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10