Listening to the Heartbeat of God
Believers, open to the revelations springing forth from science and cosmology, affirm and celebrate that the Heart of God, source of Creation, is the Center and Force of the Universe.
The Heartbeat of God infuses and penetrates all of Creation. Believers within a variety of faith traditions listen for God’s heartbeat in prayer, faith sharing, in conversations with spiritual companions, friends and colleagues. Bird songs, rustling leaves, rapid waves, whispering winds, and countless other murmuring sounds in nature proclaim the glory of God (Psalm 19).
Listening for God’s Heartbeat includes openness and readiness for what inspires, comforts, irritates and provokes. Divine Love stops at nothing to attract and draw those who long for union and intimacy with “the God in whom we live and move, and have our being” (Acts 17:28).
The image in this icon is one of closeness and intimacy.
Attentive to the unlimited forms and expressions of intimacy, listen for the subtle and not so subtle divine heartbeats that resonate throughout the body. Follow this frequency. Let it deepen you in love, in communion with others, and help you to be with people in need!