About the Author

Rachel Marie Kang is a mixed woman of African American, Native American (Ramapough Lenape Nation), Irish, and Dutch descent. A writer, editor, artist, and creative coach, she is the founder of The Fallow House. Her book, Let There Be Art, releases October 2022.

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  1. Rachel,
    Your powerful description of God’s presence being “closer than the heart in our chest” is such a affirming mental image.
    I will carry this comforting truth within my spirit.
    Thank you!

  2. Hello Everyone,

    Children are God’s gifts to us. Smile

    I am so thankful to be the mother of three lovely daughters. They have given me many things to ponder in my heart. It’s a blessing to watch children play together (sometimes not so sweetly), be alert while in 1st Grade, turn creative on the playground and get happy when a friend comes to their Birthday Party.

    We adults can glean many attributes just from watching children solve conflicts and wait their turns. God is so wise to allow us to see ourselves in our children. That’s a life lesson in itself. One cannot remain selfish, unkind, or frivolous when you have a child or children. You learn to give without concern about yourself. You learn to plan ahead to create extra space to enjoy your time with your child or children. You prepare meals that are healthy even if you don’t really enjoy spinach.

    I have been taught by God that He is my Creator and I gladly yield my will to Him in order to have His plan work out in my life. My children have taught me patience because they don’t agree with me just because it’s for their best interest, it’s more complex than just having control of a situation. Children and adults like to have choices and be empowered to make their own choices even when it does not work out in their best interest.

    Thank You Lord for gifting children to us.

    Have a great day.

    Brenda

    • You’re so right, Brenda. Children are such a gift and we have so much to learn from them! May we continue to approach God as little children. Grace to you, sister.

  3. Perfect way to explain to children. I wish I would have thought about that years ago. Now I know how to explain it to my granddaughter.

  4. Thank you! Such comforting and reassuring words. God is always with us. God is always near. Praise God!!

  5. Rachel,

    God can’t reveal all of Heaven & who He really is to us. It would be to much to handle. Praying adults can get the curiosity of little children. We need to become like little children. They are persistent. Keep asking questions till they get an answer. They tend to be gentle, loving & forgiving. Those are traits God wants us adults to have also. May we continue to be in awe of a loving Father who sent His only son to die for us.

    Blessings 🙂

    • Beth, you are so right. It would be so much (too much) for us to handle. Thank you for the reminder that we should become like little children…and that God cherishes our questions. Grace to you, sister.

  6. Rachel,

    What a beautifully creative answer. It’s one that a child can understand but it also offers a visual reminder to me as an adult. God is as close as the heart in my chest. Thank you.

    Jennifer

  7. Hello

    I’m so so thankful for these
    Transforming Words!
    They are so very deep!
    Thank You!
    Sandy

  8. This is amazing! I’m so going to use this when my 3 year old grandboy asks about seeing God – and I know it’s coming…they get so much smarter every minute! And I’m very sorry about Pop – praying God will comfort and keep you.