Do You See God in This Picture?

My wife and I were in New York City this weekend for some R&R and to go to the 9/11 museum. On a beautiful fall weekend there were more people out and about than you can imagine. There was a lot of “jostling” walking down busy streets and patience was not exactly the theme of the day. So, I took this picture and with it was thinking about “Where is God in this sea of humanity?”

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The answer is simple—everywhere. In every single person, regardless of who they are, you can find God—and the face of God at that!. That’s because God made us, in his own likeness, and he is a part of everyone of his. No more, no less. When we start thinking that we have more of God in us than the person elbowing his way down the street, or the person sitting on the corner begging for money, we are in trouble.

You should be able to see the face of God everywhere in this picture. Because God is everywhere, starting in each of us. He loves us unconditionally and equally. Once again, he made us.

Trust me—it’s tough seeing God on a busy New York street. It’s really tough seeing God inside the 9/11 memorial museum. Where you look at the twisted remnants of steel, the pictures of people jumping off the Twin Towers, or peer into the eyes of the 9/11 hijackers/killers, it’s tough to see God. But God didn’t cause 9/11. It’s a tragic part of what is the world that we created. When we look at the world around us we need to start by looking at ourselves for answers and solutions—knowing that God is in each of us ready to help.

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When you walk down the street today, or are at the store or workplace, look for God. He’s only a person away! 

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