Where I found God today



These are short reflections shared by people who are seeking God in all things. Recording these moments of finding God in our experience can help us to cultivate gratitude and an increased spirit of generosity to others.

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I really converted as an act of faith, in full knowledge that no amount of studying or talking about it could prepare me fully for the lifelong pilgrimage of Christianity. That’s why when we baptised our son last Sunday, I was far more emotional. I...
Image of chalice symbolising the sacraments. Credit: Marcin Mazur, Flickr
Every night, the two of us pray together for healing in our family and for growth and blessings on our children and grandchildren. I find God and true solace in these minutes of prayer, relying on recent wise words from Pope Francis that sometimes...
Candle flame. Luna Davidson, Unsplash
As I walked down the street in Savannah a person on the street was playing a guitar and singing. As I drew abreast of him he sang, "My God is an awesome God!" His song broke through my darkness and set me free! I was free to forgive and live in God'...
Street performer playing guitar on busy street.
A small phrase at the end of her reply really touched me. She signed off - "with tenderness". I was so touched. It felt like a greeting from God responding to a deep longing. I can't seem to let those two small words go now. They are really helping...
Baby's hand in the hand of an adult.
I was thrown into a whirlwind – firstly negotiating my car through her narrow driveway and reversing into the busy traffic, and then her mobility: where would we park? How far could she walk? Did she have a blue badge? No time to think … she was in...
Kettle and mug of tea. Dayne Topkin, Unsplash.
The Scottish onomatopoeic word ‘dreach’ for a damp, grey, bone cold, dark day plays havoc with my mood. The endless greyness of ‘dreach’ days; the monotone colours seen through drawn curtains each morning; the forecasters’ words ‘bad weather’...
Rain on a rose bush (monochrome)
On that roof I was the only person in the universe. I wept silently, holding on to my knees, until my eyes could no longer open. But something happened during those long nights. I began to feel the presence of something much bigger than myself, and...
Starry night. Taylor Durrer, Unsplash.
His routine was still new to me and I knew he liked things to run like clockwork so I was being as efficient at supporting him as possible. I was conscious of curtailing his relaxing soak in the bath and hurrying him through the next stages of...
Image of church filled with people for a service
I was a new (and largely untrained) teacher, overseas. Everything seemed to be against me: altitude (tiring), climate (hot), staffing (too few, hence overworked), pupils (as my mother might have said, ‘Worse than a cartload of monkeys’). Back home I...
Dew on grass lawn
Their infectious energy cheers me up when I am stressed or flagging. God never tires of injecting joy into our lives, if we just remember to look for it, even in the most unexpected of places.
Squirrel peering around a tree
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