O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.
So I will bless you as long as I live; I will lift up my hands and call on your name.
~ Psalm 63:1 - 4
Have you ever really considered how different things would be if all people saw God the same way? That's like saying, "What if every single person looked exactly alike?"
I love the time I get to spend in the mountains. It always amazes me how the same mountain can look so different throughout the day, depending on how the light hits, the clouds hang, and the time of year.
It's the same mountain.
The way God is revealed to us is like that mountain. While God is the same, each of us seem to see God with our own eyes, from our own life experiences, and our own perspective.
It's interesting how God's perspective in our own life also changes with time.
The experience of God's fullness comes to us in each glimpse we take!
While sometimes we can hardly believe that everyone does not see God as we do, perhaps like that mountain we've come to know so well, our experiences together can deepen that understanding.
It's as if we are invited on the journey together, so that we can all proclaim who God is!
Seeing God in others, deepening our relationship together, brings God into view for others to see.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2017
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain and ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.