from the heart

It is in feeling unwanted that I am reminded of God’s endless desire to be in relationship with me.

It is in feeling unloved that I am reminded of God’s perfect, unconditional love no matter what I’ve done or where my heart is.

It is in feeling alone that I am reminded of His everlasting presence, of His constant faithfulness in pursuing me.

It is in feeling rejected that I am reminded of how He always welcomes and embraces me for who I am.

It is in feeling lost that I am reminded that He is the only way to freedom.

It is in feeling weak that I am reminded of His overwhelming power in all things, and that I can’t do any of it without relying on His strength alone.

'Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists. A baby feels hunger: well, there is such a thing as food. A duckling wants to swim: well, there is such a thing as water. Men feel sexual desire: well, there is such a thing as sex. If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. If none of my earthly pleasures satisfy it, that does not prove that the universe is a fraud. Probably earthly pleasures were never meant to satisfy it, but only to arouse it, to suggest the real thing. If that is so, I must take care, on the one hand, never to despise, or to be unthankful for, these earthly blessings, and on the other, never to mistake them for the something else of which they are only a kind of copy, or echo, or mirage. I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country, which I shall not find till after death; I must never let it get snowed under or turned aside; I must make it the main object of life to press on to that country and to help others to do the same. -C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

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kids that mix their play-doh colors are the reason global warming exists

(Source: andrewbelami, via unshaped)