What makes that affirmation remarkable, and full of spiritual adventure, is that Bonhoeffer wrote it while in Tegel prison, and it is put into the voice of a character in one of the fiction pieces he wrote there.
I guess "the love of life as it really is" is what Bonhoeffer means when he says "God is in our life and beyond it", a prevasive presence, a suffusing grace, giver of a transformative vision of the world and our life in it as God loved.
A good thought for a grey, mizzly, drizzly, cold Saturday in mid-September while wondering where on earth summer was, or went.
PS The photo was taken in Aberdeen Botanic Gardens and is one of the best results so far of the now not so new camera.
Secondly, I noticed the miss print "prevasive" - decided to leave it and let it mean what it sounds loike - that God is there before we are!