Wednesday, August 30, 2006

message on the 506

While taking the 506 Carlton streetcar the other day, I found a plastic bag that had been left by another passenger by accident. In this bag was an empty greeting card box, several cardboard coin roll wrappers, a permenant marker, a pencil, and a handful of cut-outs: poetry, advice, verses, etc.

Below is what I found on one of them:

"Everyone longs to give themselves completely to someone; to have a deep, full relationship with another; to be loved thoroughly and exclusively. But God says, "NO. Not until you are satisfied, fulfilled and content with being loved by me alone; with giving yourself totally and unreservedly to me; to have an intensely personal and unique relationship with me alone. I love you, my child. Until you discover that only in me is your satisfaction to be found, you will not be capable of the perfect human relationship that I have planned for you. You will never be united with another until you are united with me; exclusive of anyone or anything else; exclusive of any other desires or longings. I want you to stop planning and stop wishing. Allow me to bring that person to you. You just keep watching me, expecting the greatest things. Keep listening and learning the things I tell you. You just wait. That's all."

"Don't be anxious, don't worry; don't look around at the things others have or what I've given them. Don't look at the things you think you want. You just keep looking up to me, or you'll miss what I want to show you. You just keep looking up to me, for when you are ready, I'll surprise you with a love more wonderful than you would have ever dreamed of. You see, until you are ready and until the one I have for you is ready...I am working even this minute to have you both ready at the same time...until you are both satisfied, exclusively with me and the life I have prepared for you, you will not be able to experience the love that exemplifies your relationship with me. This is perfect love.

"And dear one, I want you to have this wonderful love. I want you to see in the flesh a picture of your relationship with me, and enjoy materially and concretely, the everlasting union of beauty, perfection and love that I offer you with myself."

"Please know that I love you utterly. Believe it and be satisfied."

Author Unknown

(I found a slightly different version online here)


Elizabeth said...

that's amazing. it's just what God has been telling me.

Sarah-Aubrey said...

Rock on! I remember coming to a HUGE realization of this a few months back - that God really is all I need. Everthing else is in ADDITION. It's the cherry on the cake.

And, I must admit, I ended up with a pretty sweet cherry.

A.J. said...

Yes, yes you did!

Andrew said...

I haven't read that piece in like 12 years.

I remember it being brought up and distributed at a team meeting during our construction trip to Brasil.

I remember how beautiful and powerful it was then, and how it still rings true today.

What an amazing gift to discover, that bag. I wonder what those things meant to the original owner?