Sunday, March 27
“I Saw God Today”
Sung by George Strait, it was a number one hit in 2008. The ballad shares the tale of man walking down the sidewalk after his wife has just had a baby, meanwhile noticing such things as a flower growing out of a sidewalk crack, a couple expecting a baby and the colors of a sunset. The song ends with the central character in the nursery of a hospital, looking at his own newborn baby girl. He cites each thing that he sees along the way — the flower, the couple, the sunset and his newborn daughter — as examples of how he saw God that day.
With eyes of faith we see God every day, especially on Sundays when the family gathers at Trinity. Hands of welcome are extended to all. Smiles are abundant. Classrooms are filled with children, youth, and adults. Prayers are prayed. Songs are sung. Offerings are made. Coffee and burritos become sacraments of fellowship. Babies are baptized. The Good News is shared. Food is collected for our neighbors.
A homeless man sits next to a bank president. Both share the body and blood of Christ. Souls are fed. Friends are made. Hope abounds. A guest from overseas finds an oasis of beauty in the building and those who occupy it. And it seems to happen every week. God has a way of showing up and showing off on Sundays when sacred stories are shared.
“I was glad when they said to me,
‘Let us go into the house of the Lord.’”