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Saturday, March 7, 2009, 10:56 PM ( 5 views )  - Posted by Heidi
I see God all over and I definitely believe he is found in nature. I look around and I see the colors he created like the blue of the ocean, the green of the trees, and the orange in the sunset. Beautiful pure colors that surpass imagination and show us that God is real and all around us, but as of late I have also discovered that God shows himself to us in other people as well, In my children for example because children are clean. No, I don’t mean they don’t have mud on their shoes or smell kind of funny when they come in from playing outside, I mean clean of spirit. I remember the moment I knew there was something bigger than me and it wasn’t confessing my sins in church or in a Sunday School class it was moments after my first child was born. They picked her up and placed her on my chest, her breath was sweet like she still had a mouthful of heaven and when she opened he drowsy little eyes I saw that she knew more good than I had ever experienced. That moment is when God became real to me. God has also found a way to present himself to me in the friends I have met through this cause. People who have adopted my passion for J.T. and change as their own, some of them because they too know the pain of losing a child or family member in this way, and others, not because they have a personal loss but posses the ability to truly empathize and see that the losses we have suffered are senseless. These people who understand and help are God’s way of saying “You are not alone.” I think The Rev. William Kolb sums it up quite well by encouraging us to “look for God” give it a try…He’s closer than you think.

God does not promise to prevent pain and tragedy. If we are fortunate to live long enough, we will experience and encounter pain over and over again. What God does promise is to be with us through the pain; God promises to give us the power of His presence so that we can cope, so that we can have perspective, so that the pain of loss, of heartbreak, of our own dying does not overwhelm.
Look for God in the person who sits and listens with his or her heart when you need to pour out yours. Look for God in hope that grows out of ashes; look for God in the growth and peace that comes to some who have been through dark valleys. Look for God in the laughs of small children and in the confidence of youth. Look for God in every person who is open to God, everyone who seeks and searches for God; look for God in everyone who asks questions such as yours.
--The Rev. William A. Kolb

People see God every day, they just don't recognize him. ~Pearl Bailey

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