God longs to draw near to us, he beckons after us and desires closeness with us. His companionship is within and around us. He wants bigger things for us than our hearts can fathom. He has placed the desires on our hearts long before we have been able to dream them.
John Paul II was such a vibrant example of this closeness. He encountered God through his longings and within his dreams. He was with God and God was with him. He was ordinary, yet lived the mundane with extraordinary brightness.
I look to him as a bright light in my life, an encourager beckoning me into the depth of Christ’s intimacy and presence. May you be a bright light today, radiating through the ordinary because you are with Christ and Christ is with you.