Where I found God today



These are short reflections shared by people who are seeking God in all things and have been surprised by what they find as they travel their pathways. 

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It was a very hot day and our legs were tired so at one point he cut across so that we wouldn't have to go up, and down, to get to the other side, which I could see was a good idea. But then we came to another point where there was the path in front...
A field of yellow grass and the sea behind it - apparently with nothing in between
He searched high and low throughout the house, using various tools to break in (including a newly purchased set of bolt cutters) but the lock remained secure. Eventually, after what seemed a supreme effort, he forced his way in. To his...
A wooden door with a rusty padlock
This morning, in the light of fresh spiritual notions, I was rethinking my relations with the others. Those others, my friends and colleagues, are mostly non-Christians or non-practicing Christians. All nice folk and I go along with them very well,...
A sofa and coffee table in a lounge
As I held my nephew and comforted him when he started crying, I realised that we all just long to be held and comforted by God, to know that we are being held safe. I could feel God holding and comforting me just as I was comforting my nephew. We...
A young baby in someone's arms.
There are times when the chaos of nature and its fierceness can bowl us over, but also times when the simple elegance of nature is the most beautiful. But although the cygnets are swimming in a row, there is always one that's going in a slightly...
An adult swan with several cygnets, one off to one side
It's a reminder of what can happen if we can keep churches open. We don't know if one day she will decide to believe in God – perhaps not – but how wonderful it is that she can find that reflective time in churches, and that they are places of...
An open church door
But although it is a natural product I learned on a recent trip to Jordan, that it is to be used in the same way as a medicine. Just because it works so well does not mean that it should be used over and over. In fact it can harm you to over use it...
Dead Sea
I also saw an advert recently for Marks and Spencer's which talks about 'must-haves'. The 'must-haves' were clothing items like shoes and coats. But we know that most people seeing these advert are not being sold their first pair of shoes or a first...
A living room decorated in an 'Ikea' way
Like swallows Christians have for centuries undertaken long, hazardous journeys that became known as pilgrimages which often took years to complete. Traditionally the ultimate pilgrimage was to the Holy Land so that even before the end of the first...
Swallow
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