Tuesday, March 13, 2007

NL

9:04 PM Posted by: M., 9 comments

Life without God can be lonely. My friend and I used to go to this one park a lot and lay in the grass and look at the sky and talk and enjoy it. I asked her to go tonight, but she couldn't and so I went alone. I laid in the grass and looked at the sky, hoping to feel like God was there and that he existed, but nothing. I used to see God in the stars and now I just see space. I used to see God in the mountains, and now I just see large mounds of pushed up earth. I used to see God in the ocean, and now I just see the ocean.


9 comments:

Biby Cletus said...

hey there intresting article. god is very where tr to see every where your world will be filled with happiness. kewl blog you have be in touch

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Biby Cletus said...

hey there intresting article. god is very where tr to see every where your world will be filled with happiness. kewl blog you have be in touch

regards Biby - Blog

Dave Lynch said...

hurry up and find him, i'm getting worried...I will look over here

bjk said...

I know what you mean.....He is there.....

HeIsSailing said...

I still see God when I hike in the hills. I still see God when I see the astounding done in his name (yes there is plenty, at least where I live). I still see God when I stop to realize how small we truly are in the cosmos, and how fragile our being truly is.

That is not to say I believe in the God that I did a year ago. Those concepts change, and I cannot claim to be a Fundamentalist anymore. But I am still optomistic and hopeful.

HeIsSailing said...

whoops - I meant astounding Goodness! sorry for typos.

exapologist said...

From a cheerier perspective: whether or not one sees God in nature (although, to be honest, I'm not sure what that means -- presumably not literally, yes? ;)), one is yet able to see *beauty* in nature, right? Flowers, trees, etc., are still able, all by themselves, to ravish the soul. At least that's how things are for me; but presumably at least some others agree?

Best,

EA

Beth said...

You know, I am a Christian... and I think I have a pretty intimate relationship with my Creator and Savior. But when I look at the ocean or the mountains or the sky, I'm not necessarily overcome by a feeling of His presence simply because I'm observing His creation. Sometimes, yes. But not always.

I do see Christ in my 14 year old; she just left for a mission trip to a poverty-stricken region of Brazil. I see Him in the hands of the women who are caring for my child in Haiti who probably won't be in *my* arms for another year. I see God in my parents who thought it was important for me to always know His unconditional love and security - so they modeled it in their own lives.

I've found that when I try to embody Christ to others, it's easy to see Him everywhere. Does God want us to seek Him just for the sake of knowing He's there? What would be the point? I believe that we experience His presence, grace and love when we live a life devoted to His will.

:o)

Becky said...

Hi Marie,

How are you doing? I wanted to let you know that I am writing my story in parts. Just letting you know if you would like to read it.

becky