The past couple of weeks and well the past year have been challenging to say the least, and it is so easy to get caught up in the drama of the world. So often, I feel lost in that noise, especially on social media, and it becomes incredibly important to take a few minutes and focus on the one voice that matters.
One quote I have come back to lately has been incredibly important to me:
Listen to the voice calling you belovedHenri J.M. Nouwen
This quote led to the creation of my newest art piece over break.
Beloved is a strong contender for my favorite word in the Bible. I love the reminder it brings every time I read it: I am deeply and dearly loved by God. Also, no matter how I feel about anyone else, they are also deeply beloved.
I also have begun to see the word beloved instead as “be-loved”. When days are hard, I need to take time to relax and be held by my Heavenly Father and the Holy Family.
My deepest identity has and always will be as a beloved daughter of God. This art piece is a great simple reminder to look at each morning when I wake up and each night when I go to bed.
With all of the noise in the world, take some time to focus on the voice calling you His beloved daughter or son.