He showed me a little thing the size of a hazelnut, in the palm of my hand, and it was as round as a ball. I looked at it with my mind's eye and I thought,
'What can this be?'
And the answer came, 'It is all that is made'. I marvelled that it could last, for I thought it might have crumbled to nothing, it was so small.
And the answer came into my mind, 'It lasts and ever shall because God loves it'. And all things have being through the love of God.
From Revelations of Divine Love ~ Julian of Norwich