The Kiss of God

Special touches from God—those moments that fill and warm the heart. Those moments when we feel his presence so vividly. Our spirits long for such moments, don’t they?

I think God may give more special touches than we recognize. Oh, we know we’ve been touched by joy or peace or contentment. But sometimes we fail to recognize the Giver of these good gifts.

Let’s not miss him. Let’s not miss the kiss of God.

The Kiss of God

Sometimes it catches us
completely unaware,
other times it answers
our longing, 
the kiss of God
a balm so sweet
the touch that washes us
in his love.
The warmth of spring sunshine
on our skin,
the liquid life giving drink
to a dry desperate earth,
the word that refreshes
a parched soul.
Forgiveness given
and arms extended,
a moment of comfort divine,
needed words received
at just the right moment,
it’s more than coincidence—
it’s the Lord.
A touch from him
to savor forever,
the moment we’re changed— 
the kiss of God.

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights . . .” James 1:17a

*When have you felt the kiss of God?

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  1. such a beautiful reminder!

  2. I’ve been mostly offline this week and haven’t been writing much. Still and yet, I can always find the kiss of God when I spend time with his people. Trust me when I tell you I’ve been doing a lot of this lately, but more on that later.

    I appreciate your perspectives, Cheryl. You always lift my spirit with your words.


  3. Thanks so much, Emily, and Elaine, you lift MY spirits with your encouraging words. Thank you!

  4. Debbie in Ky. says

    The kiss of God – what a beautiful concept.

    Most recently, as we sat in worship Saturday evening, I felt God’s touch and his truth in the sermon. The subject was planting positive things in our own minds and in others.

    I definitely felt the kiss of God in the truth that opened up my heart to improvement. Thanks for the oppotunity to share that special moment.

  5. Debbie, thanks so much for sharing your recent experience of the kiss of God. How wonderful that you felt his kiss through truth that opened your heart to improvement. I love that there are so many different ways we can feel the kiss of God!

  6. Your verse is beautiful Cheryl. Thank you for awakening our minds and our senses to the “Kiss of God” through your profound, inspirational words.

  7. Thank you so much, Mairead. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  8. Beautiful!!

  9. Thanks, Debbie! Glad you enjoyed!

  10. Love it. This one made me smile.

  11. Thanks, Nancy! So glad you like it!

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