The Beauty of Adoration
I don't go to Adoration enough! I definitely need to start going more! I have no excuse, since I walk right past the Chapel on my way to my office at Our Lady of the Assumption Church where I work.
We have a lovely little chapel that holds around 20 people. It's very sweet and cozy!
I love the quietness and feeling of reverence when entering into the chapel for Adoration. I love that, even when there are other adorers praying there, I feel like I'm in my own world. I'm in my own space with the Lord. I love that everyone knows it's meant to be quiet and reverent...a non "social" moment. I love that we all know that we are to be respectful of each other's privacy and focus. You can just feel that the room is filled with Christ! It's just so beautiful! I feel so safe and secure inside. Free from the chaos outside in the world.
I went the other day, after having not been in a very long time. I went right up to the kneelers in front of the Blessed Sacrament, knelt down and immediately started crying. I was so overtaken with the feeling of release and relief of being so close and right in front of Jesus. I don't think I've ever been so close in proximity and felt such a real presence before. I was truly overwhelmed in the very best way!
I have been struggling with so many things, especially lately. Money issues. Family issues. I poured my heart out in silent prayer. Then I just wanted to be quiet, still and listen. Then I heard...clear as day..."Do not be afraid. Do not be afraid. Do not be afraid." I felt such relief...I felt so much better. I felt heard and safe. Quality, focused and concentrated time gazing at the Lord...what a gift!
Thank you Jesus...thank you Jesus...thank you Jesus!