“And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.” (Exodus 33: 11)
We have an intimate friend in God. We have an understanding confidante and a trusty advisor who will never fail us. Moses experienced this tender relationship in the midst of his daunting task to lead a people to freedom, against all human odds. The great burning bush experience that initially got Moses’ attention and awe was not God’s necessary method of communication. He doesn’t need pyrotechnics to get His thoughts across to us.
God is ready to speak with us as our friend and we can commune with him in the same way. Communing means “talking with intimately.” Our prayer to this infinite Love is an intimate connection with Him. We can enter into our communion, our open-hearted prayer, with this sense of being ourselves with a friend. Let’s realize the nearness of God to us as well as the natural ease of this presence with us and for us.
When I read descriptions of the prayer times of Jesus or Mary Baker Eddy, I am struck by how natural this communion was. There was a readiness to listen and a joy in doing so, eagerness in hearing what our Friend should say that would be so right and full of understanding. With these inspired healers there was also the spirit of honest and free questioning, not as one would to a Deity but as one would to someone very close, one in whom there was complete trust. They felt they could humbly reveal right where they were in their thoughts and needs, and this led to healing. God speaks in the language of Love for He is Love. This pure affection is so easy to talk to and natural to listen to and so to gratefully receive answers, comfort, and peace.
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