The was an interesting interview with a hermit on PM on radio 4 yesterday. In it he was asked to describe what the presence of God felt like to him. He replied ' warmth, comfort, indescribable'. To me it feels like a whole ness, completeness, a settledness, and, well, a presence. A sense that someone is with me. So that got me thinking, what does the presence of God, feel like to you?
It feels like a parent. Someone to chatter to thankfully and excitedly when I spot something beautiful; someone to tell my fears to and get a reassuring hand on my shoulder; someone to ask me those awkward questions that make me examine my conscience when I've got it wrong.
That feeling of the presence of God is like a haunting tune -- once heard, never forgotten, even though you can't recall it exactly, but you would spend your life longing and hoping and listening to hear it again.
A moment when I know I am loved; a moment when I know that he is with me. That is what the presence of God feels like to me.