The emotion is fresh every time. Almost dizzying. It starts small, a barely noticeable change in heart rate. Then the peaceful rush of joy that explodes into uninhibited, careless smiles.
These moments are random. I don´t have to be at a certain place. Time of day is not a factor. It helps to be quiet, like when you´re driving home from work without the radio on. Sometimes it helps to be outdoors, in direct contact with the sunlight, wind, or rain. It helps to be still, as you lie in bed or pause in the midst of a day´s activity. But no matter where you are or what you´re doing, it´s beautiful!
You look around and realize there´s nothing else that accounts for this happiness swelling your soul. It must be…yes…it has to be, the recognition that you are thinking of Him and He is thinking of you at the exact same moment in time. The reaction takes milliseconds; it´s always the same—that meaningful skyward glance, the uninhibited smile of glee on your face. You can´t see His face, but your heart knows that God is smiling too, unabashedly.
“Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable…” I Peter 1:8 KJV
It is true that I believe that God is present always. But there is something special about when our thoughts and smiles—mine and His—spontaneously coincide.