We live in a culture in which we are often overwhelmed with a variety of voices telling us many different things. At times it can be confusing as we attempt to determine what is truth and what is a lie. The sad thing is that in the midst of it all, the voice of our Creator often gets drowned out by the others. It’s important for us to not only be able to hear His voice because it is the only life giving voice out there. What is the Voice saying to us?
I have called you by name, from the very beginningyou are mine and I am yours. You are my beloved. Onyou my favor rests. I have molded you in the depthsof the earth and knitted you together in your mother’swomb. I have carved you in the palm of my hand andhidden you in the shadow of my embrace. I look atyou with infinite tenderness and care for you with acare more intimate than that of a mother for her child.I have counted every hair on your head and guidedyou at every step. Wherever you go I go with you, andwherever you rest I keep watch. I will give you foodthat will satisfy all your hunger and drink that willquench all your thirst. I will not hide my face fromyou. You know me as your own as I know you as myown. You belong to me. – Henri Nouwen