God is difficult to explain because no words are adequate. Yet in everything I see and do, He’s there. Maybe Mr. Brault’s explanation is the best. We try too hard to explain someone who, though complex, is easily understood—if we’d just open our hearts and minds.
Every night, as the sun begins to set and a cool breeze rustles through the trees, my husband, my son, and I take a walk around our property with our Australian shepherd in tow. God is everywhere we look, in every nuance, sound, and scent we experience. Yellow-and-white honeysuckles trailing on vines, baby birds in their nests crying for food, spring rabbits playing leapfrog with each other—all bear God’s handprint. A supernatural quality transcends our minds and envelopes our senses when we become submerged in nature.
“Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know. You said, ‘Listen now, and I will speak; I will question you, and you shall answer me.’ My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.” Job 42:3b-5On last week’s post, a comment was posted by Monica. The song by Casting Crowns, Praise You In This Storm, was a song she played repeatedly when her daughter passed away. I visited her blog and read her story, "Where is He in the Storm?" God’s grace and mercy shines through this young mother. Please take a moment to read her story and be blessed.
This was how she described her low point:
We were literally in debt, losing our home, our daughter passed away, our marriage was being hit, my relationship with my children was not what it used to be. I was in the midst of a STORM and I DID NOT KNOW WHEN IT WOULD END!! I went to GOD but did not hear Him nor see Him.Monica lists four things God did to teach her and bring her out of the storm. I hope you’re as blessed by her story as I was.
My prayer for each of you today is that you pause to experience God in His creation and find peace often elusive elsewhere.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. ~C.S. LewisPrayer requests from previous weeks include:
· Unemployment (Several people have requested prayer in this area.)
· Home foreclosure
· Health issues – Please pray specifically for healing, comfort, strength, and wisdom in treatment.Karen – leukemia
Courtney – cancerous brain tumor (repeat MRI this month)
· Difficult family situations including children
· People seeking God’s will in particular decisionsPlease leave your prayer requests in the comment section or email me with confidential requests. I love hearing from you!
Our song this week is "In the Garden (There is None Like You)," by Watermark.