Thinking Out Loud

May 4, 2015

Met by God

Filed under: bible, Christianity — Tags: , , , , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 6:49 am

A guest post by Ruth Wilkinson. After Sunday’s service, I wasn’t the only person to ask for a copy of this…

Met By God

Paul was met by God in his hostility
Zaccheus was met by God in his curiosity
Adam and Eve were met by God in their failure
Joseph was met by God in his disappointment

Where are you?

Jacob was met by God while running away from his family
John the baptist was met by God before he was born
Elijah was met by God when alone and in danger
Jonah was met by God while going in the wrong direction

Where are you?

Moses was met by God on a mountain top
Joshua was met by God while on the outside, looking in
David was met by God while everyone else ignored him
Peter was met by God just doing his everyday job

Where are you?

Abraham was met by God when he was content and at home
Sarah was met by God in her cynical laughter
Hagar was met by God when she was dying of thirst
Mary Magdalene was met by God at the grave of a friend

Where are you?



  1. I am right here. Where is God?

    Comment by MJ — May 4, 2015 @ 5:03 pm

    • I once heard it said that if you take one step toward God, God will take ten steps toward you.
      Ask Him to show Himself.

      Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — May 4, 2015 @ 11:08 pm

    • This reading was focused toward people who are hearing from God and choosing not to answer, or saying ‘no’. There are many stories in the Bible of people who felt his absence – some of the same people, actually. Elijah, when his brothers were being slaughtered. David, when his infant son was dying. Magdalene, Peter and the other apostles, on Saturday. Hagar, walking into the desert. As well as Mary and Martha when their brother was sick, and then died. Jesus, on the cross. I don’t know where you are right now, but I know from these people’s experience that God was with them, one way or another, in the silence, and through it, and beyond. Don’t give up.

      Comment by Ruth — May 5, 2015 @ 9:43 am

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