More from Alina Kanaski
It’s amazing how often the little things are the ones that remind me of God: a sunset, a flower growing in a sidewalk crack, a smile, a bumble bee flying around at night. God is so unimaginably huge, it can be hard to imagine glimpsing God in a few words in a book or in the unexpected gift of chocolate just when it’s needed.
And it’s so easy to forget to look.
I saw the bumble bee that I mention in today's meditation while on a mission trip; I was staying at a campground with about 10 other people, and we were there to get to know people and talk about God with them. We were doing devotions together every day. We were on the lookout for God, and I saw God all over: in the view of the mountains that surrounded the campground, in the face of the woman who lent me a bathing suit, in my alone time every day, in walks, in playing basketball and volleyball with strangers. In bumble bees, flowers, stones, and falling while riding a bike for the first time in years. It was easy to remember to look; I knew why I was there--I was living with people who loved God too and we spent time talking about it every day.
Everyday life isn’t like that. It’s not new and shiny; it’s not daily group devotions and spending all day thinking about and talking about God, not for most of us. Not for me.
It’s going to work and coming home; it’s doing the dishes and doing laundry and getting gas; it’s squeezing in the things you love if you’re lucky and not looking around because there’s too much to do. It’s routine, day after day after day; it’s ordinary and exhausting and repetitive.
And it’s so easy to forget to look for God.
But God is in your everyday, just as much as God is there when you’re on a mission trip or vacation or mountaintop experience. The glimpses are there to see. We just have to look.
- Alina Kanaski
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