Teary Laughter

You know that moment in the middle of a really good laugh; that moment when You are inhaling deeply the sounds of shared joy and hilarity. That moment- tears streaming, stomach hurting, chest heaving- when You look into Your friends’ faces and Your family’s eyes and feel a tingling sense of perfect satisfaction as you howl. The moment that makes You chuckle or smile whenever the memory crops up randomly. That feeling. Of joy. Of peace. As if time is being marked by every sound spilling from upturned lips and lit souls. It moves languidly, between high-fives and memories in the making. That moment when Your breath expands Your lungs with life. That is what it feels like to be loved by my God.
That feeling- everyday. Everything will suddenly slow down and light will fill Your heart, and time will slow and noise will hush, and the static in Your brain will become a sweet silence. And You’ll inhale and fill Your body with life as You repeat the statement He said. “I love You.”

You know that moment in the middle of a really good cry. That moment, in the midst of heaving sobs, letting pain leak out of the heart through Your eyes. The moment when You are inhaling deeply the sounds of silence and melancholy. That moment: tears streaming, head hurting, lungs heaving, when You need an assuring face or familiar eyes to feel that calming sense of security as You weep. And a memory crops up randomly, a feeling. Of joy. Of peace. As if quiet sobs and a dimming of spirits mark the time. It inches by, amidst tight hugs and landmark lows, reminding You of upturned lips and lung expanding air. Reminding You to inhale. Let His love expand Your heart with life: know that this is what it feels like to be loved by Your God.

-Gratitude Pools

Nasieku.

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