Silent Angels

We all look for miracles and signs of wonder from God.  It’s in our nature.  We don’t want to believe until we have proof of something greater than us, so we ask Him for proof of his existence.  We demand that he show us His will before we act.  We ask for fleeces.  We request His wisdom.  To hear His voice in our life.  We want something BIG. 

As the crowd increased, Jesus said, “This is a wicked generation.  It asks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.  For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so also will the Son of Man be to this generation.” 
 – Luke 11 29-30

God has already given us the greatest sign, the death and resurrection of Jesus.  As Jonah was swallowed by the whale and spit out after three days and three nights, the Son of Man was killed, buried and then raised again on the third day.  There is no greater sign than this.

But yet, we still ask and demand that God shows us signs. 

Is it that we still don’t believe that he exists?  Is it that we don’t want to believe?  Do we lack the faith?  Are we human and just want solid proof, rather than second-hand information? 

We want to feel God in our lives.  We want to have a first-hand experience with God. 

Looking back over the past four years at Anderson, my trips to Honduras, Spain, Uganda and Togo, and the two summers that I spent doing Summer Staff up at Young Life’s Saranac Village, I asked God hundreds, if not thousands of times to show himself to me.  They say hindsight is 20-20, and along with realizing how much I asked, I realize that God showed me himself hundreds, if not thousands of times through the small encounters of life and in living. 

There are silent angels watching over us.  We meet amazing children of God each and every day.  We share their stories, their lives, and in each encounter with another person, we encounter God. 

With each breath we breathe, we get another opportunity to live in the presence of God.  Each one is a blessing that we so often over look.  In these small moments, God reveals himself hundreds of times over and over again.  In the mist of the morning rising over the mountains.  In the stillness of a lake, reflecting the view from above.  In the sunlight piercing the clouds.  In the downpour.  In a childs smile.

We ask for signs and wonders, and we overlook them each and every day.  These silent moments that take our breaths away.  In the chaos of day-to-day life.  God is revealing himself to us, yet we refuse to allow ourselves to see him. 

Just something to think about….

God Bless and PEACE

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