And let all who are lonely, find love.
The love of God is unconditional and sacrificial. When your world seems to be caving in before you, hold tight because you will find security in his arms. God’s arms are the arms that cure the sick, give sight to the blind, feed the hungry, and forgive the sinful. There is no love greater than the love of our God.
God is love 1 John 4:8
And let all how sin, find forgiveness.
Cervantes ridicules one of the priest in El Quijote. While he saw the value in religion he believed, any of the sacraments were petty and insignificant. He saw corruption in the church. “Que dijo que era in esalmo aproriada para pegar las barbas, como lo verían” (128). But how can one criticize theses traditions. Our sacraments are holy, and universal, and true. Unifying two people in the sacrament of matrimony brings tears to our eyes, being absolved of our wrong doings, warms our heart, and being prayed over, on our death bed will bring us comfort and security.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will pardon us of our sins. 1 John 1:9
And let all who thirst, let them find the water.
God is strong. He is our source of strength. There is nothing too big, too scary, too uncontrollable for him to handle. We confide in him because we have faith. It does not matter what you call your God, or what biblical text you believe in. Religion is having faith. Faith is having hope. Hope is having security.
We glorify in the hope. Romans 12:12
So how can you have hope and despair? Doubt and tranquility? Happiness and sorrow? How can all of these co-exist? Religion. It’s the security. It’s the voice saying “All is well.” It’s the faith when there is none. Its the light at the end of the tunnel that is always shinning no matter how dark your tunnel may seem. Inked on my skin it says, “Psalms 46:5,” meaning “God is with her. She will not fail.” These comforting words embody the hope and the sense of security that is granted to me through religion. I can go to bed at peace knowing I am loved, I am cherished, I am forgiven, and I am his.