Going on a God Hunt – Part 31

Today, I want to begin a two-day wrap-up for this series of blog posts that have tried to explore a very critical spiritual disciple that we call Going on a God Hunt. What we’re doing is learning how to today we will begin to look for evidences of God making His presence known in our everyday worlds.

Among the things I’ve shared with you in the series includes sharing from the book I Spy God—A God Hunt Book for Kids. Now, based on those readings, I ask you: “So what about it Loser? Are you going to become a Finder?” Said another way, “Will the God Hunt become a part of your daily life?

Sometimes it helps to learn how to accomplish this daily quest for God by reading what others have written about their very own God Hunt “Sightings.” My wife, Karen, writes a blog that currently features just that—a written record of some of the God Hunt “Sightings” she experiences in her daily life. Here’s one example from a blog post entitled “Cataracts and Magnifying Glasses”:

“So,” I said to the eye specialist who had just given a name to the murky glaze that had suddenly begun clouding the vision in my right eye. This hunky eye-doctor with the long ponytail had some obvious interest in football. Walls in his examining room were covered with pictures of NFL players. “So,. tell me what I need to know about cataracts.”

At that he called a nurse, who plunked me down in front of a video so I could endure 20 minutes of watching a real cataract operation, and then read a dreadful list of all the things that could go wrong if I underwent such a treatment.

Obviously, I didn’t hasten back to his office in six months as instructed, and hey, why ask an ophthalmologist to explain the nature of your eye dysfunction—isn’t that what the Internet is all about?

“Vision Connection” clearly describes what a cataract is; defines the three different types of cataract conditions and their causes; outlines the symptoms; and states directly, “Cataracts are treated with surgery.” No out for me here! This Web site goes on to explain that there are two types of surgery: phacoemulsification, and extracapsular extraction. OK. That’s fine. At least I didn’t have to watch a 20-minute video and then drive home by myself (shaken) afterward.

In the meantime, I placed a VERY LARGE magnifying glass by my computer. This is to help me to see. This is to help me see clearly.

It occurs to me that this is what the God Hunt is all about. It is a spiritual practice that enlarges our vision at identifying God’s work in our everyday lives—a VERY LARGE magnifying glass, if you will allow me to stretch the metaphor. The God Hunt helps us to see clearly.

“Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best thought, by day or by night.
Waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.”

By chance, is there a cataract clouding your spiritual vision? Something obscuring your sight? Have you put a magnifier in place to clarify your seeing?

I spy God!

I hope you found Karen’s report on her God Hunt “Sighting” helpful. Tomorrow, as a final blog post in this series, I will share another of her posts and also give you a link so you can read her blog whenever you wish.

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Sunday’s coming. Do you have your sermon ready? Is it relevant? Will it effectively motivate your congregation to walk more in step with the Master? What about that Sermon Series you’ve been thinking about?

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