Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

God bumps

Ever experience those times when there are so many "coincidences" that you know it can only be God? When you get goose bumps? Or as my friend calls them, "God bumps". Last night, I had an experience that was filled with one "coincidence" after another after another. I came home in tears, in awe of God who works in and through us, and in spite of us, to fulfill His purposes. He is in the very details of our lives!

Our interruptions that seem so disruptive and devastating are God's unexpected opportunities to be used of Him for purposes far beyond ourselves.

"Show the wonder of Your great love" Psalm 17:7

He is present and active in our lives and too often we miss Him.

"Earth's crammed with heaven. And every common bush afire with God; but only he who sees takes off his shoes - the rest sit round it and pluck blackberries." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Veda Hamill, a friend from church, wrote the following poem. I asked her if I could share it:

Arise! Rejoice!
Feel the sun's rays
Fall warm on your face.
And know
Our God is here.
Arise! Rejoice!
Let the gentle breeze
Blow through the tangle of your thoughts.
And know
Our God is here.
Arise! Rejoice!
Fill your lungs
With the sweet breath of the earth.
And know
Our God is here.
Hear His voice
In the whispering grasses.
See His footsteps
In the swaying trees.
Sense His presence
In the fragrance after the rain.
Glimpse His glory
In the rainbow's arch.
Arise! Rejoice!
Our God is here!
"You will fill me with joy in Your presence!" Psalm 16:11
Reveal Yourself to me daily, Jesus!


PamperingBeki said...


"Blow through the tangle of your thoughts.
And know
Our God is here."

Love that.

Our pastor calls them God bumps too. :)

Blue-eyed Blonde said...

That's a beautiful poem. I'm glad Veda let you share it. She certainly captured how we can sense God's presence in his creation. "Oh, the wonder of it all...just to think that God loves me."