Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Have You Seen God Today?


I'm a big fan of country music. I'm cautious about the words and content, but what I'm really looking for is the story. Which is why I like country music--there's always a story.

The other day, I heard a new song from George Strait entitled I Saw God Today. As the story unfolds, we see a man who's been at "her" bedside for eighteen hours. Weary, he escapes for fresh air and some coffee. Outside the hospital, he sees things in a whole new light. He notices a flower growing in the middle of the sidewalk, right through the concrete, like it was planted for him to see. Everything else faded as he realized he'd seen God today.

He continues on, noticing a couple in love and the colors of the sunset. He says, "I've been to church, I've read the book, I know He's here. But I don't look near as often as I should. Yeah, I know I should, His fingerprints are everywhere. I just slowed down to stop and stare. Opened my eyes and man I swear I saw God today."

When was the last time you saw God? In this crazy, busy world we focus more on the bad than the good. God doesn't have to be some amazing miracle, He can reveal Himself in the simplest of things. We just have to notice.

The song ends with the man back at the hospital. "Got my face pressed up against the nursery glass. She's sleepin' like a rock. My name on her wrist. Wearin' tiny pink socks. She's got my nose, she's got her mama's eyes, my brand new baby girl. She's a miracle--I saw God today."

Let's look for God today.

4 comments:

  1. WOW! Great post! Thanks for sharing this!

    Kim

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  2. Mindy,

    great post. I love the photo---and George Strait.

    Kim--I need you to email me your address so I can send you your prize! Good to see you here again.

    belindapeterson@tds.net

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  3. My husband calls them "awe attacks." And I have them regularly, lol. Sometimes it's because I see the amazing sunset, or the gorgeous green right after a rain, or once...I kid you not...I realized how amazing it was that mankind had figured out how to build a road with tires rolling on it, and that God knew it would happen from the beginning of time! (Okay, so God existed before time, but that's too much for my mind to wrap around.)
    Angie

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  4. Thanks for sharing about the song, Mindy. I haven't heard it (I'm not a huge country fan). But I'll be listening for it.

    Of course, I can tell it'll make me cry! But only because I'll be seeing God as I listen to it.

    Missy

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