In His Loving Arms

     I saw the most blissful face the other day. It had an expression on it that glowed with peace, contentment, joy, and the greatest feeling of being loved. It warmed my heart and uplifted my soul just to look at this face of a tiny baby sleeping happily in her motherís arms.

     I could see that sweet baby growing up before her mother realized it. I could see her crawling, walking, and saying her first words. I could see her attending school, becoming a teenager, and then setting out on her own. I could see her having a family, raising her children, and then holding her grandchildren in her arms one day. I hoped, though, that she would remember this moment of being held so lovingly in her own motherís arms. I think too that she will remember it, if not in her mind then in her heart and soul.

     Seeing this reminded me as well of the loving arms that once held us all before we came into this world. It reminded me of the loving arms that though invisible to our eyes still hold our hearts and souls now. The loving arms of God are always around us. The love of God is always within us. Our problem is that we all too often walk away from this love and try to ignore it. We want to make it on our own and live our own lives. In the process we forget the love that created us, the love that surrounds us, and the love that only wishes to guide us to never- ending joy.

     Donít walk away from the love that God gives to you. Embrace it and welcome it into your heart again. Remember everyday just how much God loves you. Then go out and share that love with the world. And if you stumble and fall on your journey towards Heaven today, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and begin again. Know that God will always love you. God will always forgive you. And God will always hold your soul tenderly in His loving arms.

~ Joseph J. Mazzella ~

[ by: Joseph J. Mazzella ( -- {used with permission} ]


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