WHETHER DRAMATIC and sensational or still and small, stories that allow us to recognize sacred places do so by alerting us to God’s presence in the here and now. Once we understand that God can enter our lives in any place and at any time, we become aware of the Divine in the present moment.
—Michael E. Williams, Spoken into Being: Divine Encounters Through Story (Upper Room Books, 2017)
Where are the places you most readily notice God’s presence?
“Then Jacob woke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place—and I did not know it!”
—Genesis 28:16 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
I love to tell the story
For those who know it best
Seem hungering and thirsting
To hear it like the rest.
From "I Love to Tell the Story" by
Katherine Hankey, The United Methodist Hymnal, No. 156
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During Advent we think about a wondrous mystery: that God chose to become human and lived among us. Rediscover The Wondrous Mystery this Advent.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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