Apr 25, 2011

Does God Come to You?

I was thinking about that question in church, of all places. Does God reach down to us from some far off place like Bette Midler suggested in that song "From a Distance"?

Church is where I heard the idea that God comes to you, and it struck me as so very wrong. It's the Celtic belief that God is always there. He is the Creator, after all. I mentioned in my book, Celtic Wisdom, that a miracle is what happens when you realize that God has always been there. We are the ones who have to open our eyes, and even when we are believers we don't always see. That's why it's the Celtic belief (as well as others) that asking God to give us His eyes to see what He sees is essential. And when that happens, we see that God is moving in all of life--in nature, in the hearts of mankind, in our very own hearts....

I personally think it's a mistake to think that God comes and goes. Surely it does seem like He is far away at times, but just like that poem Footprints (remember the poem about the footprints in the sand and in bad times there was only one set?) He is there. God loves you! :)

Just felt like sharing. What do you think?


  1. I believe as you & the Celts... that God is all encompassing-- However, I think there are things we do that move us either closer or further away from His Divine presence.

    I hope your Easter was a blessed one, Cindy!
    A happy Bright Week to you!

  2. I wholeheartedly agree.
    There are some lovely words in the Gospel of Thomas that came to my mind now:
    "Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there."