Have you ever experienced the “magnet of God”? What is that, you might wonder?
One day I hadn’t planned to go to weekday Mass at the Catholic Church, when I started to feel what I refer to as the “Magnet of God”—a strong, supernatural pull to go. This is just one small example of the many ways God draws us to Himself.
This particular day turned out to be the Feast of the Sacred Heart, which shame on me, I was not aware of. But the priest said something that caught my attention. He said, “I thank God for God loving me to Himself.” I thought, ah-ha, he is referring to the magnet of God! The very same thing that drew me there that day.
Of course I have the choice to ignore these promptings, and I have also experienced the opposite sort of pull, just as there are two poles, but nevertheless, there was a continuous gnawing in my Spirit begging for attention. It was God Himself drawing me.
Many years ago I was in Fairbanks, Alaska. That year there was high magnetic activity in that location. (I’m sure I don’t have the correct scientific explanation.) But the point is I still remember feeling off, like something magnetic was pulling at me. I had never felt that before.
I also learned various animals, such as birds, feel this magnetic pull of the universe. It helps them with migration.
Nothing God has created is accidental. I am completely awestruck at how God’s design of the universe mirrors His relationship with us! I think it’s quite overwhelming that God has created the universe with this magnetic force and it’s as if He uses it to draw us in. It shows the vastness and immensity of a humongous God, beyond all human comprehension. I am humbled and honored this God draws me in.
So be thankful and awed that this immense God of the universe is loving you to Himself. He is our True North. Keep your heart open to feeling the magnetic pull of God as you go about your days. For He is always waiting for you. He is always pulling for you. He is always drawing you to Himself. All you have to do is notice and respond.
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”James 4:8