It occurred to me last night that Jesus was there with me as I prepared to close my eyes. Likewise, he is here with me now as I type. He is with you, where you are, as you read this. This might make some uncomfortable. Others find great peace in the fact that Christ knows them thoroughly. I was created to love God. He knows my thoughts, my intentions, and my actions, for better or worse. He knows what I’m going to say before the words are even formed in my mouth. I find great comfort in knowing that none of us are as we should be, but, he died for us anyway.
“For me, the most radical demand of Christian faith lies in summoning the courage to say yes to the present risennes of Jesus Christ. I have been a Christian for nearly fifty years, and I have seen the first fervor wear off in the long, undramatic routine of life. I have lived long enough to appreciate that Christianity is lived more in the valley than on the mountaintop, that faith is never doubt-free, and that although God has revealed Himself in creation and in history, the surest way to know God is, in the words of Thomas Aquinas, as tamquam ignotum, as utterly unknowable. No thought can contain Him, no word can express Him; He is beyond anything we can intellectualize or imagine.” -From Abba’s Child, by Brennan Manning Pp.98, 1994