… But God, he exists outside it all, out there in the sea of infinity. He’s the Moby Dick of the universe. We know he’s out there and then all of a sudden we feel him and all his fullness behind the sunset and the rainbow and the ocean crashes and the songs of birds, and the kiss of our beloved. And then we feel a little afraid, as if we could be consumed at any moment.
Timothy Willard is the author of five books, including Longing For More: Daily Reflections on Finding God in the Rhythms of Life and the forthcoming The Life-Giving Adventure of Chasing Beauty (Eerdmans, 2019). He has collaborated on over 20 books and has written, consulted and served as spiritual director for organizations such as Chick-fil-A, Catalyst, Q Ideas and Praxis Labs. When he’s not riding the trails in the Appalachian mountains you can find him by the fire with his three daughters and his wife making up stories about Tom the back yard badger. He lives somewhere in the south Charlotte woods.