Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Have You Seen God Today?

Have you ever searched high and low for your glasses only to find them perched on your head? Hunted frantically for your keys, when the whole time they were sticking in the lock of the door?  At times we can’t find what is right in front of us because we overlook the obvious.

A friend of mine commented that she was having trouble seeing God at work in her life. Yet I could have made her a list as long as my arm—in her encouragement ministry through hand-written cards, in her pleasant visit to a normally difficult care-receiver, in the provision of an appointment for her with a busy specialist, etc.

However, at times, we all echo her sentiments. Jeremiah 29:13 says, “Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.”

Many think that God is only seen in big miracles or deep theological answers. However, simple reflection at the end of a day will reveal numerous instances of God's help and guidance in the common and ordinary.

I remember one evening when a crew of four men arrived to help move our old upright piano to the local community hall. Anyone who has ever tried to maneuver one of these monsters knows how heavy and uncooperative they are. Complicating matters was a sharp turn right inside the door.

After struggling for quite a while, one of the fellows removed his cap, scratched his head and said, "I don't know about this. . ."

Well, I knew that the piano had come IN the door, so it had to be able to go OUT! I suggested we ask the Lord for help. We bowed our heads for a brief prayer. When the men tried again, the piano slipped around the turn, out the door and onto the truck ramp with no trouble at all! 

I admit that I often take God’s presence and tender loving care for granted and fail to even notice what He has done. But when I pause and genuinely seek Him, He is easy to find—in a phone call from a friend, in the kindness of a stranger, in the beautyof the late spring day, in the removal of a piano. piano. We can see God everywhere and anywhere.

Where have you seen Him today?

©2011 Pamela D. Williams