Monday, January 16, 2012

God Sings

I received a little book for Christmas from a Catholic retreat center. Running with Expanding Heart, by Mary Reuter, USB, encourages us to notice things and people around us and to be aware that they are God's revelation of Himself to us. They may be divine encounters in which God will use us in someone's life, or they may be small revelations of His character and glory in His creation.

"God sings out God's love, magnificence, and extravagance through the created universe. Those who see, hear, touch, smell and taste well get to notice. They get to marvel. They get to be grateful. Wonders await us; the first violet in spring, the tiny hands and feet of a newborn baby, the ravines on the aged face of an uncle, a cool breeze at the end of a hot day . . . such gifts help us come to know by experience that the loving presence of god permeates the universe." (page9)

This morning I notice the bright sun shining through my window. It's been out for well over an hour now, the days are already getting longer. My heart leaps at the sight of it and the thought that although it's cold outside, God is faithful every day, every month, every season. His promises are true and though the darkness lasts for a night, joy comes in the morning. And Spring is just ahead.

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