July Message from Pastor Tim – God Sightings

The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim his handiwork.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge
(Psalm 19: 1-2).

Most evenings, just before dusk I take my two-year-old granddaughter, Else, outside for an “adventure.” We go to “see what we can see and hear what we can hear.” Cardinal, rabbit, frog and squirrel sightings abound. Mosquitoes are a regular nuisance, while blueberries are ripening, sticks are picked up for kindling, and Else rides on Papa’s shoulders. The sounds of cars, trucks, planes, motorcycles, the boys next door, lawn mowers, dogs, and birds are heard. The wind blowing through the tree branches makes a mysterious sound we enjoy. “Wow” is one of Else’s favorite words, along with “no.” Our best God sighting was a big black bear, in the middle of the day, crossing the street a hundred yards away from Maja’s house. Wow! The wonder and amazement that Else displays touches my heart and draws me closer to God.

VBS was incredible this past week. Each morning Rachel Ewers asked the kids to share their God sightings. How did they experience the presence, the goodness of God the day before? Loved ones, friends, food, swimming, ice cream, and fun topped the list. If we have eyes that are open and ears attentive to God being all around us every day, what might we experience? Wonder and awe? God is good!

What does God want to show you this summer? How about us as a church? Let’s ask him: “Lord, show me, show us where you are working that we may join you there. Reveal to us your glory, your heart and direction.” Amen.
When Else and I are ready to go back inside, we say good night to the sun going down and we give thanks to God. Every day is a good day, because God is always present.

Did you experience a God sighting today? Share it!

In Christ, Pastor Tim

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