Heart

It has been a long week. All day long I have been looking for some kind of inspiration on this prompt and the only thing that has come to my mind is the hymn Near to the Heart of God.

There is a place of quiet rest,
near to the heart of God,
a place where sin cannot molest,
near to the heart of God.

Refrain:
O Jesus, blest Redeemer,
sent from the heart of God,
hold us, who wait before thee,
near to the heart of God.

2 There is a place of comfort sweet,
near to the heart of God,
a place where we our Savior meet,
near to the heart of God. [Refrain]

3 There is a place of full release,
near to the heart of God,
a place where all is joy and peace,
near to the heart of God. [Refrain]

Cleland Boyd McAfee

I was planning to just leave it at that. Sometimes someone has already said it well enough, and there isn’t anything to add.

But then I picked up the boys from school. I used one of my token 3 questions to ask Danny “How was English?”

To my surprise and delight, he turned to me and his face lit up. “It was great!” He told me that when he had finished his work, he took a break and drew a picture, “about how nice it is that Mrs. N helps me.”

And in that moment I was overwhelmed with gratitude. For his teacher, always, but also for the understanding that as we love and are loved here in these numbered days, we are never far from the heart of God.

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