In our readings today, the people who believed in Jesus were bold enough to share his story with the world – a story we think about even today after 2022+ years. Yet sharing this amazing ongoing experience of love is not always easy and we are all in different places on our journey of life.
Consider this story:
The man whispered, "God, speak to me."
And a meadowlark sang. But the man did not hear.
So, the man yelled, "God, speak to me!"
Thunder rolled across the sky. But the man did not listen.
The man looked around and said, "God, let me see you."
A star shone brightly. But he did not notice it.
And the man shouted, "God show me a miracle."
And a baby was born. But the man was unaware.
So, the man cried out in despair,
"Touch me, God, and let me know that you are here!"
Whereupon God reached down and touched the man.
But the man brushed the butterfly away and walked on.
Sometimes we miss out on blessings because it isn't packaged the way we expect it to be –
Risen Jesus open my eyes and ears, mind and heart
to help me see you all around me.
I thank you for this day Lord.
May I see you in one place today
And in more places tomorrow.
We make our prayer in Jesus' name.
In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.