Friday, March 10, 2006

Finding God Everywhere

Have you ever realised that God can be found everywhere, from the most obvious places, to the most unexpected places? This idea came to me as I started reading Philip Yancey's book about it. God is not only to be found in great majestic cathedrals , supernatural visions or inside the four walls of the church building. We can find God in the wonders of His creations (eg: koala, polar bear, beautiful sceneries, the blue sky, platypus, elephant, the beach, the clouds, the sun and the wind, butterflies and people etc), in the middle of idealism, renaissance or cultural revolution, in the oppressive prisons of Peru and Chile, in the slums of Manila or Calcutta, even in the plays of Shakespeare and Hollywood movies (eg: Bruce Almighty), and of course in God's Word through the Bible, and His people. And yes if you look at the mirror, you can even find God in yourself, because we are all made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). As we discover God's fingerprints or footprints in all different places, so our understanding of God's beauty, love and power continues to grow. Truly God can be found everywhere. He is really close to us, and may not be as far away as we think. Praise God for that!

So where are some of the unlikely places that you have encountered God?


Jayne said...

At work. There are so many days when I am just at my wits end and wonder how I will get done what I'm trying to do.

It amazes me how just a few seconds of my time asking God for help gets me what I need and the task is complete. I feel such a calmness come over me and everything just falls into place.

I have found the more I ask for help the more help I receive. Makes me wonder how I got by before.

audrey` said...

God is found in so many places...

While strolling in the park
Walking along the beach
Cycling against the wind


When a child put his hand into yours to guide him :)

Kitty Cheng said...

Jayne, this is great. Prayers is one of the most important ways for us to find and meet God isn't it?

Kitty Cheng said...

Amen Audrey! I love what you say about finding God during cycling against the wind :) I should try that myself haha.

You know what? I find Him through your constant encouragement too dear sis.

Mark D said...

I know people are different with when they prefer their "quiet time" with God. Some people prefer right before bedtime while others prefer morning. I like to get up early while it is still dark, sit out in the backyard with a cup of coffee (weather permitting), and gaze at the stars. There's just something about space, time, eternity, and how big the universe is that makes whatever I am dealing with seem super small and reminds me that my God is a big God.

Kitty Cheng said...

WOW that's insightful Mark. I think I should go out to the open space more to see the stars, and enjoy the enormous universe. Our God is a BIG God amen!