Earlier this summer, Brent challenged the Session and the Board of Deacons to reflect regularly upon the question: "Where have you seen God today?"
I've been reflecting and journaling on this topic all summer. Never was it easier to see God as this past weekend.
God was seen everywhere on our All Church Mission Trip. From the beauty of east Texas, to the people we served, to the members of NorthPark who attended, I saw and experienced the love of God in new and amazing ways.
I saw God in the beauty of Camp Gilmont.
I saw God in the beautiful homeless children we took to Walmart for school supply shopping, to eat pizza, and to go bowling. The children of our church bonded with them lovingly. (We were not permitted to photograph them out of respect for their privacy.)
I saw God in the nursing home residents we visited with, played Bingo with, and made crafts with.
I saw God in Ms. Wanda, a lovely, God-fearing lady, for whom our construction crew built a wheelchair ramp. She and I visited on her front porch. I learned about some of her hardships and her joys.
I saw God in the folks from NorthPark who attended our mission trip. These people radiated the love of God as they selflessly and tirelessly worked on these projects.
Where have you seen God this summer? Look into the eyes of people. God is there! Look at your surroundings. God is there! God is everywhere. To God be the the glory.
Lee Ogé is a ruling elder of NorthPark Presbyterian Church. She chairs the Christian Education committee and volunteers with Casa de Vida and the lunch team at The Bridge Homeless Center.