“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8
Katy was enamored of our new woman pastor. She had blond hair and looked “just like Barbie”–at least to Katy. After church one Sunday, the pastor was greeting members and guests, and she pushed her sunglasses onto the top of her head. “Mom!” Katy exclaimed, “Look at Pastor! I’ll bet she can really see God better now.”
We all laughed, but I wonder how many of us wished that we had special glasses so we could see God better? Sometimes when I get overrun with problems, either my own or someone else’s, I would like to see God face to face. I’d like to know what God wants me to do, what God wants me to say. I’d like to know if God’s face would show approval, amazement or disappointment at what I’m doing.
This message is adapted from the devotion “She Can See God Better,” written by Barbara Gove Gill, that appeared in a 2002 Women of the ELCA resource. Today we remember Columba, who died in 597; Aidan, who died in 651; Bede, who died in 735; renewers of the church.
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