Our family recently visited a place called Dinosaur Ridge near Denver, CO. We saw fossilized dinosaur bones embedded in a rocky cliff. As impressive as it was to see the fossils, I thought about how easy it would have been to miss them. The bones didn’t look that much different than the rock around it. On the tour they also pointed out footprints, and even ripple marks left from a long ago pond. Each feature was impressive, but again without a sign marking the way, I would have easily missed these ancient landmarks.
Reflecting on this experience, I realized our spiritual lives are like that too. God is there, but sometimes we need bigger signposts to see God at work. In Psalm 118:24 we read, “This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
We believe that God made this day, but we don’t always look for signs of God’s grace in the midst of the day. And we also don’t always take the time to rejoice in God’s creation and glory.
We can be signposts to one another. As we reach out in Christian love and pray for those around us, we enable others to see God at work in us. We can also sometimes see with more clarity God at work in someone else’s life. Share these moments with others, and hopefully they will share with you. Let us be on the lookout for God in unexpected moments and unexpected places.
Pastor Becky Williams