Awareness part two 

Prepare To Be Boogled

If you are into quantum science you will know that the more scientists explore the minute world of atoms, protons, gluons, etc the more mystical it all gets.  Things that appear and disappear, invisible and weightless forces that hold things together, etc.  So at the tiniest level of all matter and all life everything is held together by an invisible force.  Which puts me in mind of this passage from Colossians
 
Colossians 1:15-17
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together
 
And also this passage from Richard Rohr: The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For and Believe
Once we know that the entire physical world around us, all of creation, is both the hiding place and the revelation place for God, this world becomes home, safe, enchanted, offering grace to any who look deeply. I call that kind of deep and calm seeing “contemplation” 

AWARENESS 2I set out for a walk last week thinking about all this and wondering where I would become aware of the presence of God.  As I started walking down Bells Road in Gorleston, I glanced down and something tiny colourful caught my eye.  I could barely see it so I bent down for a closer look and say the flowers in this picture
 
I am not a scientist, not much of a theologian, but I want to encourage us all to have our spiritual eyes open to be aware of the presence of God in all things, all people, all situations.  Maybe you will be surprised by a bit of Gods guerilla gardening as I was.  Maybe something altogether more amazing.   And should we ever feel that our personal world is falling apart may we know the Lord’s presence, even there

Rev Donna Dodson, Associate Methodist Minister based at Magdalen Way Methodist Church

image courtesy of Rev Donna Dodson

 



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