What is going on in our world?
Where is God?
Everyday brings some new disaster, some uglier revelation of greed, another act of self-righteous anger or sickness.
I don’t get this. It’s as though every ounce of civility has left the face of the earth. Yikes!
And yet, in the midst of this, I still see the Divine. Truly.
I took a walk this morning. It was cool, foggy and misty but the birds sang their love songs. The trees exulted in their flowering. Grass cuttings and fresh leaves fragranced the air.
At the coffee shop I frequent, I met a young man cuddling his week old baby daughter. The look of pure love, pride and joy enveloped him like an angle’s grace and aura. A local singer crooned new songs while the scent of freshly brewed coffee seduced my senses. This reverie was broken by a sudden siren and my heart opened to prayer for whomever was in danger.
This is the presence of the one I name as God.
God with us, in us, around us.
Creating God, hoping God, loving God.
Things are ugly and desperate around us and that same God moves in my heart to help heal the hurt.
God with us.
God among us.
God in us.