I was asked to write a reflection on how I see Jesus in my life.  How easy is that!!!!!

Let’s start with my children…I see Him in the little things like when either of them would call me out of the blue just to say they were thinking of me.  Or, when I see them doing something so incredibly kind for someone…There is Jesus!

Then there are my grandbabies.  What is better than seeing them rush to the door and reach up for me when I walk in.   Or having one of them run towards you with tear soaked eyes and knowing all they want is a hug!  There is Jesus!!!

How about the beauty all around us.  Getting up early in the morning and catching the first ray of light peeking over the horizon; hearing the birds chirping and the smell of fresh coffee brewing.  There is Jesus!!!

Here at the Praise and Worship Center all you have to do is open our eyes and you will see Jesus!  When I see a group of our members surrounding someone who just lost their spouse, covering them with compassion and love…There is Jesus!  Seeing all those give so freely of themselves and prepare coffee and donuts after service or a luncheon after a memorial service…There is Jesus!  The ones who vacuuming up all of Pastor Mark’s confetti…There is Jesus!

As I was growing up, it was always a “thing” with my mom that anytime you ranted or complained about someone, you had to end it by saying something nice.  You can imagine how difficult that can be when you are upset!!!  But what my mom was teaching me was that I needed to humble myself because even though I don’t agree with someone or feel wronged by them, there is good in everyone…even when we don’t want to see it.  There is Jesus!!!

So now, as I sit here writing this, I look around and take a nice big breath of fresh air.  The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and I pull up one of my favorite songs.

In the waiting, in the searching

In the healing, in the hurting

Like a blessing buried in the broken pieces

Every minute, every moment

Where I’ve been or where I’m going

Even when I didn’t know it

Or couldn’t see it