“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible.” - Colossians 1:15
On Christmas, we celebrate that God became human and dwelled among us. Through Jesus, we learn that God is in all things. We see God in each other, and we also see God all around us. God dwells with us in this life and in the life to come. Rev. Sara Speed wrote this poem Everywhere and Always to remind us to keep our eyes and hearts open to see God’s presence all around us.
That’s where God is.
In the sun that turns our bedroom gold,
in the creaks of this old house, and in birthday candles on the cake;
in clean sheets, sock feet, and porch-sitting;
in pancakes for breakfast and pancakes for dinner;
in the swell of a lit candle, in fireplace conversations;
in your grandmother’s carrot cake, and the smell of evergreen.
God is in the seed-starters on the porch,
and the space between my bones;
in garlic butter, early mornings, and twinkle lights.
Certainly in dancing and laughing, in cups of coffee,
in the art hung on the fridge, snail mail, long phone calls,
and oh how I love yous. God is right here.
God pulled up a seat. God has traveled all the way to the heart.
Tell the next generation.
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