Texts: Luke 1:68-79; 3:1-6
Speaker: Mark Rupp
The prompt was “Where do I see God in the world around me?” Where do I see God? See God? But what does that even mean?! The more I think about it, the more unsure I become about this whole project of seeing God. Isn’t seeing God reserved for those religious fanatics who insist that their visions are revelations of the Divine that must be heeded at all costs? Aren’t people who see God people that we assume are in need of clinical help of some kind, or at least the kind of people that we can politely ignore? Wouldn’t we expect talk about seeing God to be coming more from street preachers shouting their messages of armageddon doom? Or maybe even from charlatans just looking to make a quick buck from those who are truly desperate for a glimpse of God?
“Where do I see God in the world around me?”
This is the second week on our Advent theme exploring the five senses but our first week focusing in on one of those senses. And “sight” feels like a lot of pressure. It’s probably the one sense that all of us...