God is not here to get you through your troubles. He’s here to cause you to shine in the face of all of them.

Dan Mohler (via kvtes)

(via marcphun)

To love means to open ourselves to the negative as well as the positive—to grief, sorrow, and disappointment as well as to joy, fulfillment, and an intensity of consciousness we did not know was possible before.

Rollo May (via yesdarlingido)

The sunset is always the same thing, just the same earth spinning around the same sun, yet it’s never the same. Freshly captivating every time, but still really the same sunset as it has always been.

And I suppose that is just one more way He is reflected through His creation.