72 – Within

An old man sat on a bench at the park, watching the children play. He smiled as he remembered a time when he was young and carefree, just like them. But those days were long gone. Now, he was old and tired, and his body was starting to fail him. He felt so alone.

He sighed and looked up at the sky. “You give life and breath to all things,” he said to himself. “But why have you forsaken me?”

A gentle breeze blew through the trees, and the old man felt a sense of peace. He closed his eyes and listened to the sound of the children laughing.

“I am here,” a voice said.

The old man opened his eyes and saw a young woman standing in front of him. She was beautiful, with long flowing hair and piercing blue eyes.

“Who are you?” the old man asked.

“I am the one who gives life and breath to all things,” the woman said. “I am the one who you have been calling to.”

The old man was filled with awe. “But I thought you were a man,” he said.

“I can take many forms,” the woman said. “But today, I have come to you as a woman.”

“Why?” the old man asked.

“Because I want you to know that I am not just a distant God,” the woman said. “I am here with you, and I love you.”

The old man felt tears welling up in his eyes. “Thank you,” he said. “I needed to hear that.”

The woman smiled. “You are welcome,” she said. “Now, go and enjoy your life. I am always with you.”

The old man watched as the woman disappeared into the trees. He felt a sense of peace and joy that he had not felt in a long time. He knew that he would never be alone again.

The old man got up from the bench and walked over to the children. He joined in their laughter and their play, and he felt like a young man again. He knew that he had been given a new lease on life, and he was determined to make the most of it.

The old man lived a long and happy life. He never forgot the day that he met the woman who gave him life. He always remembered that she was always with him.

“He himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.”

Acts 17:24-25

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