“God is love.”
~1 John 4:8

“Aren’t you forgetting something?” God asked me as I lifted a pillow from the couch and peered underneath.

“I forgot where I put my car keys. Want to help me find them?” I asked.

“I didn’t mean your car keys,” God answered.

I dropped to my knees and looked under the couch. There they were! I picked them up and dashed out the door. I spent the entire day running errands. When I got home I curled up on the couch, exhausted.

“Aren’t you forgetting something?” God asked me.

“You asked me that this morning. Sorry. I’ve been busy. What am I forgetting?”

“How much I love you,” God said with so much tenderness in His voice that my heart melted.

“Awwwwww. Thank you!”

“You get so busy that you forget the most important thing of all,” God said. “Love is the only real thing in life. Everything else is just an illusion, a distraction.” I thought about my hurried day.

“I love you beyond your wildest dreams. Beyond your comprehension. I’m always with you,” God said. “Will you remind the others, in case they have forgotten?”

“Yes, I’ll tell them,” I said.

“Tell them that I sing over them as they sleep at night. I watch over them by day. I celebrate every good thing in their lives. I mourn their every sorrow. I love them to the heights and depths of my creation, and beyond. My heart leaps every time they call my name, every time they remember me,” God said gently.

My eyes pooled with tears at the thought of how happy God is when we remember Him, and how often we forget Him. “Yes, I’ll tell them, God,” I promised. And so I have, with this Soul Reminder.

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