I was listening to some old songs this morning while I was preparing to blog, trying to figure out my new topics since the elections. I have enjoyed reading and catching up on all the blogs I follow, and wanted to be fresh and new after such a long hiatus. Instead, the words to this song caught my attention and I thought, “Why not?” So….my thoughts on the song, “What if God Was One of Us?”.
If you have never heard the song, the premise is “What if God was One of Us, just a stranger on a bus, trying to find his way home?” I cannot help but think that in many ways it is so very true. God is indeed in each of us, no matter who we are or what we do. He is the person I nod and smile at, mumble a hello to on the street while I go for a walk. At the Veteran’s Hospital, where I get my care, I find that if I smile while walking the hallways from clinic to clinic, others look surprised, but smile back and say hello.
I hope that God is in the students that I tutor on Tuesdays, and that they know I give my best at teaching them reading so that their lives will be richer and free-er. You would be very surprised, and not in a good way, if you knew how folks who cannot read or make change are taken advantage of at times. I hope that he watches me babysit my grandchildren, even when I am tired or in pain, so that my love for them is greater than my concern for my physical trials.
What if God was one of us? I wonder if I have run across him and helped in some small way. During the election, I had several issues that I worked on harder than others. I hope he is happy with that work.
Do you think you see God in your daily life? What if he was one of us? Would you talk to him, spend some time? Do you think he misses his home? Or are we making him proud enough that he wants to stay and see what happens next?