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Love From God. With Help From Van Morrison

Updated on March 14, 2014

Sunsets could be the title here. In a good way.

Sunset is always a time I pray. I usually make it outside. to enjoy.
Sunset is always a time I pray. I usually make it outside. to enjoy. | Source

Maybe just a song, but maybe just your human rebirth.

"Whenever God Shines His Light On Me"
(Please go to the video below and listen while you read, the lyrics are in standard print and authors article in italics)

Please, even if you take nature like these wonderful sunsets as your "God", or even if you take yourself as your "God" or science just let that light shine on you, it is worth it. And in all the scenarios it will lift you up if you put your mind to it.

Whenever God shines his light on me
Opens up my eyes so I can see
When I look up in the darkest night
I know everything's going to be alright
In deep confusion, in great despair
When I reach out for him he is there
When I am lonely as I can be
I know that God shines his light on me

We have all experienced that poetic "darkest night", some call it "the bottom" others call it the turning point and still others say "the moment I was saved" and others have mountain top experiences. As for any of us we find good and if we let it that good can fill us to do great.


Reach out for him, he'll be there
With him your troubles you can share
If you live the life you love
You get the blessing from above
He heals the sick and heals the lame
Says you can do it too in Jesus name

We have got to let it out and unload. We are not made capable of housing our demons we must share it to let it out and get rid of it. Jesus told us straight up, that his yolk was light and that we could share our load with him. For others just find a friend. Heck write or call me.


He'll lift you up and turn you around
And put your feet back on higher ground

Reach out for him, he'll be there
With him your troubles you can share
You can use his higher power
In every day and any hour
He heals the sick and heals the lame
Says you can do it too in Jesus name

He'll lift you up and turn you around
And put your feet back on higher ground.

When will I ever learn?

Our picture here is painted for us. And I hope we can all hang it on a wall and go there when we need peace or a piece of release.

The sun was setting over avalon
The last time we stood in the west
Suffering long time angels enraptured by blake
Burn out the dross innocence captured again

Standing on the beach at sunset all the boats
All the boats keep moving slow
In the glory of the flashing light in the evenings glow

Now we are ready to sing that chorus with angels and archangels if we dig deep we can find that serenity to live in harmony with good. We can drop the resentments and fear and ego. We can drop the material wantings and angst and we can believe and begin to be free as was intended.

When will I ever learn to live in god?
When will I ever learn?
He gives me everything I need and more
When will I ever learn?

You brought it to my attention everything that was made in god
Down through centuries of great writings and paintings
Everything lives in god
Seen through architecture of great cathedrals
Down through the history of time
Is and was in the beginning and evermore shall be

When will I ever learn to live in god?
When will I ever learn?
He gives me everything I need and more
When will I ever learn?

Whatever it takes to fulfill his mission
That is the way we must go
But youve got to do it your own way
Tear down the old, bring up the new

I suffer from being ordinary. I am no different from my sister and brother. Some times I feel I am better than them and sometimes i feel like I am worse than them. But when we love each other we find we have the same insecurities, foibles, fears and desires. How cool is that, if we just open up we find our likenesses and not our differences. If we really try to hold hands instead of lock horns we find we are part of the same human herd.


And up on the hillside its quiet
Where the shepherd is tending his sheep
And over the mountains and the valleys
The countryside is so green
Standing on the highest hill with a sense of wonder
You can see everything is made in god
Head back down the roadside and give thanks for it all

When will I ever learn to live in god?
When will I ever learn?
He gives me everything I need and more
When will I ever learn?

I do believe that I get moments but that I have truly never ever learned really. If you have and can live it minute by minute, you need to share that with all of us.

I personally may never learn this well, but I can try.

Sunset inside the Grand Canyon

Maybe that is sunrise. All I know is that I had a pack that was too heavy.
Maybe that is sunrise. All I know is that I had a pack that was too heavy. | Source

Let us talk about allowing love into our lives.

Pick your poison I ain't no prophet and not guru and no shaman. But in this life we must come to an understanding to let love into and through us. It do not matter if you unable to grasp a notion of a God or even just hate God. Find a way to let love in. Sister, brother, mother, father or even just me. Hell you do not know me, I cannot hurt you, but with me you can share and I will love you back. Sometimes maybe easier with a stranger.

If you open up you will find people capable of loving you back. (Please I am not talking social networking) Or maybe just go rescue a dog from the dogpound and watch her rescue you right back to where you have your feet on higher ground.

Give someone else your anger and frustrations hand them over. Even if it is just a danged tree trunk, give them to someone else and make room for the love to come into you.

Can you at least try?

Can you at least give it a try to share your burden?

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Let this old preacher man wrap this up and make it about the readers of this hub.

Now we are not talking about the reader who needs some help in the sense that this hub exclaims we are talking about the reader who needs to help someone in the sense of this hub.

We are not ironmen or women. We are not emotional and mental and physical superheroes. We all need some help sometimes. But now matter how far out there we get we are able to help another. Boom! We are capable of creating a situation where miracles happen for others.

And this may be cheating but when we do that miracles happen for us. When we lean over (yes sometimes in is not down because we are a wreck also) and lend a shoulder that already feels defeated we lift up something more than ourselves and our neighbor. We lift up that which gives us the power of a spirit that can create great things both within us and without us.

And my friends that is the greatest gift we can give forward and to all.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      As Bill might say, I kind of have a niche with Love. And sending you some love Dora, thank you.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you much Susan. I love to write about Love!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Eric, I can always count on you to emphasize the need and the importance of love. Thank you for the songs also.

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      Susan 3 years ago from India

      Wonderful hub Eric. Thanks for sharing.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      In His Love we are made full. How we love and let be loved is up to us. Thanks mucho mi amiga!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Aw, what a beautiful and powerful message, dear Eric! I see we are thinking on the same subject ...love! Yes, let us allow ourselves to be loved and love too for I know of no other reason why we are all still here. God bless you and yours. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you DDE your comment makes me happy.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      You always surprise me with a something more to think about great hub with lots of thought thank you

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Eddy, it is always so nice to have you visit, I hear you have sun today -- enjoy.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      John, thank you (seems our buttons are having problems) Van made his own gospel music and I like it.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Harishprasad, it is always so nice of you to add, your peace to my hubs.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Bill I am sure somebody is tapping their foot somewhere up there.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Great message once again, buddy, and I'm sure God is grateful for Morrison's help.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Wonderful Eric I loved this gem.

      Eddy.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Great hub Eric and wonderful choice of Van Morrison songs.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Love from God... is very wonderful and songs are so melodious and enchanting to hear ! Thanks, Eric, love was, is and 'll be forever great !