We're All Connected
We hear a lot about being ‘connected’ today. Mostly having to do with connecting to the internet, sadly. But, have you ever wondered if we’re all connected in ways we can’t see? I have. It’s not that I believe movies like The Matrix are real, but there is something to say about our soul connections that we don’t, ore can’t, understand.
For example, on numerous occasions throughout my life, I’ve had a sense of grief, pain, or just sadness while a loved one came to my mind. It was a deep sense; beyond just my typical emotions. Later that day, or soon after, I would learn that the same loved one was going through difficulty or something had happened in their life causing them brokenness.
Maybe it’s just the way God has wired us. Or, maybe it’s hereditary. My mother and grandmother both seemed to know when someone was calling before they picked up the phone. I’ve had that same experience more often that I can count (and it wasn’t because I looked at my caller ID).
One time, while in college, I barely had enough to pay my tuition, let alone gas for my car or school supplies. Mom was cleaning the house around that time and had this urgent sense that I needed money. She couldn’t shake it off and decided to send me some funds in the mail. When I received them, my bank account was nearly empty, and I was scraping by while waiting on my first paycheck to come in. It was perfect timing.
Some call it psychic and others call it chance. I like to think God works in, and through, us all to accomplish His will and purposes. Sometimes that includes just a thought about calling someone we know to see how they are, to stop by someone’s home, or just to say a prayer for them.
Many times, even with a stranger, I’ve sensed the need to pray or talk with them. Other times, it was a family member who was in a dream or so heavy on my heart that I could barely think of anything else. Nearly every time, I found out later it was something they were going through.
The truth is, we are all connected because we are all a part of His creation. I don’t know how it works, but I know there is a spiritual world outside of what we can see with our physical eyes. In that ‘dimension’, is where God resides. The Bible is very clear about that. If we believe there is only this physical world around us, then there must be some other explanation for our connectedness; electromagnetism, natural energy, or just chance.
Why would God connect us all? Why would He give one person a sense that another is grieving? The only answer I can come up with is because He loves us all the same. We are His hands and feet in this physical world. We are the expression of His love. We are the vessels of His power and His compassion. We may be broken vessels, nevertheless, we are vessels, and that means we have a purpose; to love as He loves.
It takes time to learn what’s simply just a thought originated from our own fears or from our own desires verses His leading. As we grow in our relationship with Him, He will guide us and lead us into a deeper walk with Him that will allow us to see more clearly the difference between the two. What a journey that is to embark on too!
So, the next time you may feel a burden for that child, grandchild, parent, friend, or stranger, it may be that He is asking you to reach out to them. Or, He may simply be saying to pray for them. Whatever the reason, it will become clear as you go, and that, is VERY cool. It may surprise the ‘super spiritual’ that He talks to the least of us just the same, but He does; because He loves us and has connected us all through that loving power. In that, I have peace and an assurance that He’s with me, and you, the rest of our days…
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