I am a chemist. I dissolve substances – one into another. I dissolve salt into water and the salt seems to “disappear” – but it really is there – it’s just hidden by the water that surrounds it. The solid salt acts like its solvent, water; it flows. If I evaporate the water the salt appears again but it no longer is able to flow like fluid water.
I am thankful that my relationship with God is like the dissolving process. He surrounds me, hides me, keeps me safe. When I am dissolved in Him, I flow like Him, because I am in Him and He is in me. If God is removed from my life I am no longer fluid, no longer hidden in Him, vulnerable.