God Rocks #11: Seeing God Everyday

Part of the series “God Rocks: 101 Amazing Everyday Gifts!” Stories and promises of the awesome blessings God gives us each day. I hope it encourages you today!

 

I was having lunch with an atheist friend a few weeks ago. He said, “I look around at our world and universe and I don’t see God.”

I replied, “I look around at our world and universe and don’t understand how someone can’t see God.”

 

Photo Credit: Steve Levi

Photo Credit: Steve Levi

 

I have friends who are Christians who talk about karma and luck. Then say, “I never see God act.”

Occasionally I’ve replied, “I don’t believe in karma or luck. And frankly I see God everyday when I’m looking.”

I’ve had people tell me, “I get along just fine without God.”

And I’ve thought, “You know, that’s true right up until it isn’t. And then when you need to see him you won’t.”

 

Because we’ll all face those time when the crisis is too great.

 

The loss is too severe. Or we’re standing on the threshold of death and searching for reassurance of what lies on the other side.

 

It’s Jesus’ promise when he said, “Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God.” (Matthew 5:8 NIV)

 

So who are the pure in heart?

Simply those who come to Jesus and truthfully say, “I want to see you.” And trust they will.

 

And what does it mean to see God?

 

Stop for a moment and think about that.

For me I see him all around me. I see his creativity in this ever amazing creation we call home for now.

I’ve seen him lead me in times when I’ve faced a crisis. And somehow in the midst I sense his guidance. A door opens. A friend calls. I feel an impulse.

I’ve felt his presence when there was simply no human being to make up for the emptiness inside. Yet, he was there and I knew it.

I’ve seen him when I stood at the bedside of each of my parents as they lived their final hours. And I saw them relax when I told them Jesus was here and they could go home.

And I know when I face that time even though I don’t know all of what lies behind the curtain I do know who stands there. And I know then I will see him in a way that in this life I’ve only caught a glimpse.

 

I can think of no greater promise than to know I can see God now and forever.

 

What about you? When have you seen God?