Traveling back from Petaluma one night with our three kids in our tiny Mazda 323 hatchback, Janine was having one of those parenting moments. Andrew was 8 at the time. Justin was 15 and Lindsey was 4. Andrew said he was feeling sick and along about Terra Linda, he felt he was going to throw up. Justin didn’t even want to hear about it, because he knew it would make him sick and he didn’t want to throw up as well. So he stuffed his fingers in his ears and began to scream out: LA, LA, LA, LA. Janine was telling them to both knock it off, but it continued until there was a cacophony of noise within the compact vehicle.
It was then that Lindsey screamed at the top of her lungs: “I see God! I see God! He’s walking on the mountain!” There was dead silence in the car. The boys each had their faces at the windows. “Where?” “Where?”
Janine wonders if maybe God did show up, just to help a weary mother that had experienced enough.
If we could but see God in the day-to-day of living: Transporting Kids, Grocery Shopping, On the job site. In fact it is crucial that we do so. Psalm 27:13 says: “I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.”
When we sense the presence of the Lord in our lives… life takes on a sweetness that transcends circumstances. Without it, even with great prosperity, there can be a disparity we can’t explain.
Look around you today and witness the hand of God in your life. You may stop complaining long enough to run to window and seek more of Him.