Looking for God

Musing further on Alan Roxburgh’s ‘Joining God in the Great Unravelling’: ‘I’m continually invited to ‘see the face of Christ’ in the people I meet every day.’

King Solomon’s temple dedication: ‘When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices and the glory of the Lord filled the temple.’

Some see God in the big dramatic occasion, the miraculous healing, the Christian celebration…

In Samuel Beckett’s ‘Waiting for Godot’ Vladimir says to Estragon: ‘Why are we here, that is the question? … in this immense confusion one thing alone is clear. We are waiting for Godot to come…’ Godot never arrives.

Some wait for God, hoping that he turns up.

Alan Roxburgh sees God in ordinary every-day people…

Musing… my yesterday…

I look for and see God in the ‘Men’s Shed’ gents… Kenny uses repeated obscenities; he has a real caring heart, a love of the natural world, peaceful contentment… Brian’s waiting for triple bypass heart surgery; he enjoys his family – especially his grandchildren, he has many practical skills, he’s played table-tennis competitively all his life…

I look for and see God in the natural world… I cycled beside the beach – sun, sea and sand… I enjoyed squirrels in the garden… a woodpecker arrived….The apple tree’s in blossom. I planted potatoes and onions… they’ll soon grow… the robin watched with interest…

I look for and see God in ordinary events… I had coffee with Ian for the first time… a date for a meet-up with Mike was agreed… I received an unexpected helpful email from Bob… work continued in the ‘welcome packs’ for families arriving from Ukraine…

Musing on Jesus’ words… ‘Ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened…’

Today I shall deliberately, intentionally, look for God, in the people I meet, the things I see, the places I go, the unexpected or unplanned ‘happenings’. I believe I will find Him.  

6 thoughts on “Looking for God

      1. Okay, I appreciate that–thank you. I’m very hard on myself–always wanting to “hurry up and mature”, since I’ll be 70 this year 🙂

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      2. … I don’t think that God looks at us and thinks – that you’ve just got 5 out of 10 for your faith as a Christian and I’ve got 7 out of 10. I don’t think it works like that… we’re all sheep on his flock.

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      3. I believe you’re right–that’s why the Bible tells us we’re not to even judge ourselves. But we live in the World which is all about comparisons.

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