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A Cushion For Your Head (by Hafiz)

Just sit there right now
Don’t do a thing
Just rest.

For your separation from God,
From love,

Is the hardest work
In this
World.

Let me bring you trays of food
And something
That you like to
Drink.

You can use my soft words
As a cushion
For your
Head.


Separating from God is the hardest work in the world becasue we simply can never separate from God.  But that is our fear isn’t it?  That we have done something, are doing something or could do something that would separate us from God and from God’s love forever and that God would be displeased with us.  So we hide becuase we’re afraid we’ve done something wrong and afraid of God finding us.  We live in our own self created fear, but ultimately  the only reality  is love.

Nothing can separate us from the love of God.  Nothing.  No thing.  Not anything.  Romans 8:38-39 says:

38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Why then do we still not believe it?

Becasue the fear runs deep. It’s primal, deep it’s at our core.

Our faith or love for God never seems to be enough?  When will it be enough?  Aren’t we always in jeopardy?  Because we’re never sure if we have enough faith, if we have enough belief, if we have enough love.  So, we’re always wondering, always uncertain, always a bit leery.

And yet God keeps communicating throughout the ages that we are loved with an everlasting love that’s not up to us, but up to God.  How long is everlasting?  How long is eternal?  It sounds like forever to me.  Could it be that we are loved forever?  That we are eternally loved and cherished and safe in the embrace of God?  And that no matter what we do or don’t do, believe or find difficult to believe, it’s not God that leaves us, or separates from us, but we think that we do.  Yet, we according to the verse above we can’t even separate ourselves if we wanted to.

Hopefully my words here, in some way, will be a cushion for your head.

So just sit there.  Don’t do a thing.  Just rest as you reflect on the magnitude and magnificence of God’s love.