Where Does God Find You
Where Does God Find You?
Working at the church, I occasionally find myself in rooms of the building all alone. Many times I don’t think much about it; I go into the kitchen, grab some ice and keep going. I go down to the basement for various Preschool supplies; I like to turn on music down there because it's a bit creepy. The other day I found myself in the sanctuary. I went up to the balcony to set up the sound system and was walking back down the center aisle. I looked up at the cross and stopped. I knew that I was not alone, God was in that place with me.
I know that God is always with us. As we move into the Christmas season we revisit the beloved story of Jesus’ birth. Part of the prophecy is repeated in Matthew 1:23, “Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means, “God is with us.” Even the name reminds us that God is there all the time. There have been many times that I have sought God out and God is always there waiting for me. But this day, God found me. As I came down that aisle, God made God’s self known and all I could do was stop and just be there in God’s presence. No words, just God showing up to remind me that God is there and bigger than anything else that crosses my path.