This was one of the questions Rev. Suzannah asked if I would try to answer. I thought about it for a few hours and thought it would be easy to answer but when I sat down to write I realized there were many times I had met God or He had met me. Some of the times are more obvious than others.
I am one of the teachers in the Godly Time 1 room. I have seen God in the eyes of the children who are so eager to learn about the Bible. They make a game of finding the chapter and verse. I can see joy in their A-HA moments. (Their God moments.) The children enjoy being together in the class room or going in to church to learn new music. I saw their growth when they asked for bulletins to follow along with the service on family Sundays. I know God is there as they form a circle around the altar and receive communion together.
I have also met God as being part of the Floral Committee. When I am choosing flowers and arranging them I am forced to be quiet. I try to use these time for reflection and prayer. (I’ll admit that sometimes the grocery list pops up in my head.)
The most obvious answer to the question for me would be our prayer chain. I think many parishioners are unaware of the impact the prayer chain has on our community. St. Paul’s prayer chain is a group of people that pray daily for the varied needs of parishioners and their friends and families. God provides comfort, healing, and relief in many ways. I have witnessed God’s healing and the safe delivery of healthy babies in my immediate family. I know many of St. Paul’s parishioners have had the same experience.
I’m happy to call St. Paul’s my spiritual home.