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If God was a glacier...

Would I recognise within the purity of the whiteness, the whole spectrum of mercy and love hidden in that white light....?
Would I stand in awe of the power veiled in the beauty...?
Would I be open to this transforming force - shaping and re-shaping, removing all that stands in the way of changing, slowly and subtly taking all the 'boulders' of my 'baggage' and depositing them far away from my concerns...?
Would I be prepared to pause,
to stop
and to listen out for the sounds of the secret symphony within,
God promising hope that, even in the cold, painful moments, all will be ultimately well...?

If God was a glacier, would I dare to visit,
would I want to visit, knowing that,
when we meet God, things will never quite be the same again...

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My presence will go with you and I will give you rest.’ 
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