Saturday, November 22, 2014

Day #323

November 19, 2014

This week the D365 ( Daily Devotion has been about seeing Christ in our midst. It begins each day with this reminder:
“If God had a face what would it look like? […]
What if God was one of us?
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Tryin' to make his way home?” Joan Osborne, “One of Us” 
This 90s pop song poses thought-provoking questions. What does God look like? How do we know if God is in our midst? Would we recognize Jesus if he were sitting beside us? The Spirit of God is in our midst today, but do we take the time to see God there?
This is especially meaningful to me right now as I am in a new place and meeting new people. All is unfamiliar and could feel a little frightening. I say “could.” It’s not. God is everywhere. Certainly in the beauty of the surroundings/nature, but mostly God is in the people. Kind folks who welcome me with a smile and hug. Helpful folks who take care of my needs and answer my questions. New friends who seem as ones I have known forever.

We don’t always realize how much of an impact we are making in someone’s life, but we should be aware that we are making one. What is the impact you are making?

As you ponder that question, I also share the “go” from the devotion:

Where do you see God in your life today? Go out looking for God in your midst. Say hello to your Lord! If you don’t see God, then maybe God is calling YOU to be Jesus for someone else. Open the door for a stranger, put down your phone to say hello to the cashier at the store, help someone out just because. Wherever you go, God is sending you there for a reason!

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