“In Him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will, in order that we, who were the first to Hope in Christ, might be for the praise of His glory.” (Ephesians 1: 11, 12, NIV)
Dear soul, GOD has sought us out – and our seeking GOD alone is the result of being sought out by GOD. He first moved upon us in order that we might move toward Him who seeks us – O, glorious thought of Perfect Love – the Divine Mercy Himself seeks out those who seek Him.
One cannot understand these things with the natural mind – we must have the Mind of Christ to know His plan and purposes that cannot even be fully known by finite beings as we are – even if we know Him and have the Mind of Christ. Dear one, this little soul knows so very little of what it is that GOD does in this little Life we have in Him – and we multiply this by all those born, being born – those dying and those that will die – and the GOD who is Present in all the fabric of space and time – GOD knows us and seeks us out – and we seek Him, because He first cried out within our heart to desire Him in His Perfect Love!
I am so little – such a nothing – such a finite thing – such a creature to be ignored in such a large and hefty world system as is Babylon. O, wretched man that I am – but GOD has saved such an one as I am as well as so many others who have been sought out by GOD – those who come seeking the GOD who is calling us to our true vocation – the calling of the children of GOD through Faith in the Son of GOD!
Who am I and what difference does it make?
Who is GOD and what difference He doth make!
He does all things well – “In Him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will, in order that we, who were the first to Hope in Christ, might be for the praise of His glory.” So it is in Christ – we have nothing that we can boast of – but, if we do boast in anything it is GOD alone – knowing HIM who is our Perfect Love – the One whose Word brings Life eternal – our Best Love – our Rest – our Hope and Peace and true Quietude.
O, Blessed Silence and Solitude with unceasing prayer – the prayer of the heart – the prayer that never ends – the union of the heart with that Sacred Heart of GOD in Christ Jesus – the Mind of Christ that comes and gives that Hope – that Perfect Love that we cannot find in man and things! We cannot comprehend the depth of this Mercy – this Love that is GOD alone.
O, my – how shall the little soul explain what cannot be explained with feeble tongues of men or angels. I am an owl of the desert places that hoots in the dark night of the soul – no one listens – for I am a nothing – made of nothing; and speaking to my fellow nothings in an earth that just as well might be a nothing – for it is so small – but, for the Grace and the Mercy of GOD we would all fall into the great black hole and become nothing whatsoever – becoming darkness itself – but GOD sending His own Beloved Son made us to be the Light that shines in the darkness – that He might bring “many sons Home to Glory,” for He became the “Captain of our Salvation” – bless His Holy Name.
“O, Captain my Captain.”
He sought me out – and I am seeking Him.
Abba Anthony the repentant sinner