Signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours

Dear God,

I started this journey almost 35 years ago. It has had several ups-and-downs, but you have always been there through them all, waiting patiently in the background for me to see you. I caught glimpses of you every once in a while, but never really recognized exactly how you fit into the picture. We were kind of like distant relatives at a family reunion; you looked familiar and I had heard alot about you, but had never really gotten to know you personally.

Something changed inside me a few days ago when I realized not only that you were there, but I understood for the first time what it feels like to know that I am loved unconditionally. To recognize that you not only love, but that you are love was a powerful discovery. I can feel a wave of peace flow through me just by thinking about it. Peace that comes from knowing I don’t have to question your existence anymore. Peace that comes from knowing you’ll always be there when I need you.

There are some who might call me crazy or delusional, but I don’t care. I know what I feel inside and I know that it brings me comfort.

I am grateful to you for being patient enough to let me figure this out on my own. I’m sure you often felt like I needed a wake-up call, but you probably just sat back, smiled and thought, “He’ll get it eventually.”

Thanks for never giving up on me. I intend to return the favor.


Author: Brian

Blogger. Bookworm. Michael Jackson fanatic. Lives in Kentucky with partner of 12 years and three fabulous felines.

7 thoughts on “Signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours”

  1. cartoon idea from a guy named “Bob”:

    panel 1: There is a very tall ladder reaching into and past the clouds, one guy’s a few feet up the ladder, another guy is holding the ladder so he won’t fall.

    Panel 2: A crowd begins to gather and they watch the man climb up higher and higher. A person in the crowd asks the guy holding the ladder, “What is he doing?”. The guy answers, “He’s trying to get closer to God.”

    Panel 3: Someone in the crowd shouts out to the guy holding the ladder, “So, who are you?”. The guy smiles and answers, “God.”
    We say, “I’m going to get closer to God…” and God’s saying, “Okay, I’ll be here when you’re done with this. I’ll be right here.”
    He’s holding the ladder, “I’m not going to let you fall, but if you’ve got to go there to find out I’m not there go ahead.”

    Brian, I love this post. So glad you have found a “peace that comes from knowing.”


  2. Oh, Brian, still writing lovely posts, I see. (Gosh that was a lot of commas.)
    I’m online today and thought I’d drop by and say hi, and am so happy to see you are still posting about great insights.

  3. Joy, joy, joy! I’m elated and can’t decide who’s happier: you or God!

    A beautiful, moving, grace-filled post. Let’s turn it into a billboard and scatter your message around the world. What you have found is there for all of us.

  4. @ JimT: Love the cartoon idea! How good are you at drawing? :)

    @ Wendy: It is beyond great to see your comment! Don’t stay away so long next time. (((Wendy)))

    @ Karen: Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  5. Simply beautiful. Four of my favorite words are “be still and KNOW.”
    And I am so glad I read this today. I haven’t been to your blog in quite some time… and so glad I rediscovered this space.

    PS- I love the song your blog is named after.

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