Why do we bicker over ownership of God? the nature of God?
"Because the people could not remember
who they were or where God was.
Until one day there came a voice,
like the growing thunder;
but as softly as butterfly sneezes,
The voice seemed to come from the mountain who rumbled,
"Sometimes I see God
swimming in the dark blue depths of the sea."
And from the ocean who sighed,
God is often among the snow-capped peaks
reflecting the sun."
From the stone who said,
"I sometimes feel ger breath as she blows by."
And from the breeze who whispered,
"I feel his still presence as I dance among the rocks."
And the star declared,
"God is very close"
and the island added,
"His love touches everything."
And after a long, lonesome and scary time ...
the people listened ...
and began to hear ...
And to see God in one another ...
and in the beauty of the earth.
And Old Turtle smiled.
And so did God."
(from 'Old Turtle' by Douglas Wood)
Let us be richly blessed as we see God in the earth and in one another.