For the first time in decades, I missed VBS week at our church. My favorite part of this special week is asking the children, “Where did you see God today?” Their answers are in colorful pictures displayed across tables and pinned to bulletin boards at Open House, later to become part of a proud parent’s fridge gallery.
Jesus kneels down to smell the paste and sees the many places He showed up for them in their masterpiece. I love that.
If I asked you, if I asked me, what would we draw? Where do we see God in the everyday-ness?
My God-sightings are usually logged in journals, my “faith safe” where gems are stored. The miraculous moments when God showed up so quietly, so majestically. In time they become my God-starings. . . the times I stare long enough and recognize the holy.
People see what they pay attention to.
Most of the time we’re too busy to notice His work in our daily lives. Sometimes we need to trip over a burning bush to spot a God moment. It may only be in the times we realize we got from point A to point B safely. Then beware, ego and coincidence may become our sighting.
This week I attended the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference. A busy schedule.
In the middle of the madness, I made a mental log of sightings . . . through past friendships of those who leave tracks upon our hearts year after year, within the classroom where instructors shared insight and knowledge to help another learn to do their best, and most evidently in the director’s tireless energy and compassion to encourage everyone to write His answer and publish the good news to a needy world.
Also, I made a mental note of my starings . . . they were hidden quietly by the duck pond. The divine meeting with the One whose image becomes vivid when we spend time with Him. The direction becomes clear after conversation with Deity.
A grace interruption came to me in the form of a text when I received the good “benign” report for a dear daughter. Another to add to my list.
Remember Elvis sightings? Billions said they saw him everywhere . . . the “king” who wasn’t coming back. We need to keep our eyes set on the King who definitely is coming back, and look for Him everywhere we can until He does.
Have you seen Him today? Keep a God file and write down where you witnessed goodness.