Apr 19, 2006

Sing out earth and skies!

“Jesus, where are you? How can I possibly go through this life without you? Please, just send me a sign that you are here with me. Where are you! Why can’t I feel you? Why can’t you just hold me for just a moment? Just to let me know that you are thinking of me. Please God! Please!”

I plead and beg God for some sort of sign that He is here. I sit on my bed and wait. I cry and hope that he’ll feel so bad for me, He’ll come down and embrace me, giving me the confidence to continue on.

I use to think God was ignoring me. I sulked. I grumbled. I pouted. And sometimes I still do. But little did I know, God was answering me, He was standing right in front of my eyes, but I didn’t notice it….until now.

Walk outside and take a good look around you! He is alive! We don’t have to see His physical body to know He is present. He showers us with little blessings throughout our day, helping us to notice His gifts.

I was on my way to Greece from Italy a few years ago. We were on a huge ship and while I was standing outside, looking out at the sea, I saw two huge whales, frolicking in the water, playfully swimming along.

I saw Him there.

My husband told me a story of this little dog that was running around the front of a nursing home. He was running here and there, from puddle to puddle…...turns out he was collecting worms from the latest rainfall!

Another reminder that God is here.

Running six miles this weekend was tough, especially since I was on my own. Every time I wanted to give up, I’d smell the most beautiful smell of fresh lilacs, I’d see a little family of ducks running around; even the bees buzzing around me reminded me that God was here!

See! With our eyes, we see His creation. And He’s given us ears, taste and touch….all so that we could enjoy Him through His creation.

Look in the mirror! He made YOU too!

Have you ever hurt your thumb? Or twisted your ankle? Have you ever noticed how hard it is to go about your normal day when just one little thing goes wrong with your body? Isn’t it amazing how God made us? Our lives would be a lot different if we couldn’t walk, talk, smell, taste.....all these are little gifts God gave us to enjoy and bring glory to Him!


So the next time we start doubting, lets look to His creation. Look with eyes that are not of this world, but with eyes to see His world. God is everywhere, in the loneliest places and in the hearts of all believers. He’s given us this world as a reminder that we are not alone.


All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing
Oh, praise Him!
Alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beam
Thou silver moon with softer gleam
Oh, praise Him!
Oh, praise Him!
Alleluia!
Alleluia!
Alleluia!

Thou rushing wind that art so strong
Ye clouds that sail in heav’n along
Oh, praise Him!
Alleluia!
Thou rising moon in praise rejoice
Ye lights of evening find a voice
Oh, praise Him!
Oh, praise Him!
Alleluia!
Alleluia!
Alleluia!

Let all things their Creator bless
And worship Him in humbleness
Oh, praise Him!
Alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father praise the Son
And praise the Spirit three in one
Oh, praise Him!
Oh, praise Him!
Alleluia!
Alleluia!
Alleluia!

4 comments:

Agring said...

Great post! God is an awesome God. He is everywhere indeed!
Bless you!

Samantha said...

Amen!

May He be glorified!

Gina Burgess said...

Sam... I LOVE your blog! You've done a super job! I'll be a regular here for sure :)

Samantha said...

Thanks Gina!

Your blog was my inspiration!! I love what you write :D